from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Producing or yielding pollen.
- adjective Adapted for carrying pollen.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Producing or containing pollen.
- Bearing pollen: applied in zoölogy to the brushes, plates, etc., by which insects gather or transport pollen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Producing pollen; polleniferous.
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- adjective botany Producing
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It would seem probable from the appearances presented by the figure that these ovules were, some of them, polliniferous, like those of the
So, also, in the Rose with polliniferous ovules (see p. 274).
Position and external circumstances may have some indirect effect, and it may, perhaps, be significant that in all the instances of polliniferous ovules, the ovular structures have been exposed on an open carpel or otherwise, in place of being confined within the cavity of a closed ovary, as under ordinary circumstances.
The change in the anther, above alluded to, must not be mistaken for that far more common one in which only a small portion of the anther becomes petaloid, forming a sort of lateral wing or appendage to the polliniferous portion, as happens normally in _Pterandra_, and is common in some double fuchsias.
Now, in this case, the margins of the anther were coherent to form the cup, and the pollen was emitted along a line separating the polliniferous from the petaloid portion of the anther.
Thus it was in a specimen of _Odontoglossum Alexandræ_ examined by the writer, and in which, within a normally constructed perianth, there were six columns, all polliniferous, but arranged in so confused and complicated a manner that it was impossible to make out any definite relation in their position.
A section through the latter showed, going from within outwards, the cut edges of two perfect polliniferous lobes in the centre; and on either side the petaloid wing representing the remaining anther-lobe; outside these were the edges of the remaining wings, one on each side.
Similar section showing the effect of the pushing back of _a2_ by the bee, and the downward swinging of the polliniferous half-anther so as to dust the bee's back with pollen.
(polliniferous), or, as is more frequently the case, more or less petal-like.