Monographs Details: Neblinaea
Authority: Carlquist, Sherwin. 1957. Anatomy of Guayana Mutisieae. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9 (3): 441-476.
Family:Asteraceae
Scientific Name:Neblinaea
Discussion:Pollen grains of the monotypic genus Neblinaea (fig. 99 A, B) have a close affinity to those of Gongylolepis and Achnopogon. However, the spines are less prominent than in either of these genera, the grains being less markedly spinulose. As in Achnopogon, the shape of pollen grains of Neblinaea is prolate sphaeroidal. The exine is only slightly thinner than that of Gongylolepis fruticosa, the two layers of the ektexine being about equally prominent.