Oxydendrum arboreum – Sourwood

 

Botanical Family Ericaceae

Bloom Time June – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Tetrad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Reticulate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 40

Shape Round

Pollen Color Cream, White

Honey Bee Resources

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Leucothoe fontanesiana – Fetter-Bush

Botanical Family Ericaceae

Bloom Time May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Tetrad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Colpus

Ornamentation Psilate/Perforate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 43

Shape Irregular 

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Kalmia latifolia – Mountain Laurel

Botanical Family Ericaceae

Bloom Time May

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Tetrad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Sulcus

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 30

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Gaylussacia brachycera – Box Huckleberry

 

Botanical Family Ericaceae

Bloom Time May – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Tetrad

Aperture Number 3

Aperture Type Compound

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um) 69

Shape Irregular

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

 

Chamaedaphne calyculata – Leatherleaf

Botanical Family Ericaceae

Bloom Time March – June

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Tetrad

Aperture Number 0-1

Aperture Type Inaperturate

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round/Irregular 

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Flower photo contributed by Mount Cuba

Rhododendron viscosum – Swamp Azalea

Botanical Family Ericaceae

Bloom Time May – July

Pollen Characteristics

Dispersal Unit Tetrad

Aperture Number 0-1

Aperture Type Inaperturate

Ornamentation Psilate

Tectum Eutectate

Size (um)

Shape Round

Pollen Color 

Honey Bee Resources

Pollen Source

Nectar Source

Flower photos contributed by Mount Cuba