Monographs Details: Wunderlichia
Authority: Carlquist, Sherwin. 1957. Anatomy of Guayana Mutisieae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9 (3): 441-476.
Discussion:Before discussing the genera which have corollas bilabiate or ligulate in form, the genus Wunderlichia may be mentioned. As suggested by Wodehouse (1929 b), this genus represents an anomalous element in the subtribe Gochnatinae. An entire grain of Wunderlichia mirabilis31 has been illustrated by Wodehouse (1929 b). Although the furrows are somewhat shorter than in the genera considered here the exine sculpturing (shown in optical section, Fig. 91 C) is not markedly different from that of other genera in the present study. In terms of its structural characters, the pollen of Wunderlichia seems well within the range of the Gochnatinae considered in this paper. It is of interest to note that according to the measurements given for this species by Wodehouse, it is the only member of the Gochnatinae he investigated which matches in its dimensions the relatively large pollen grains characteristic of all the Gochnatinae in the present study.