Corylus avellana ‘contorta’ – Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick

Botanical Family Betulaceae

Bloom Time March – April

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Monad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Granulate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Triangular

Pollen Color

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Pollen Load Identification

Corylus spp. pollen typically has a large pollen load in the corbicula, but also causing pollen dusting on the head and antennae, and the posterior thorax and abdomen of the foraging bee.


Hodges, D. (1952). The pollen loads of the honey bee: a guide to their identification by colour and form. London: Bee Research Assoc. Ltd.

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