Liquidambar (Hamamelidaceae)


Liquidambar styraciflua
U Conn Plant Database


Liquidambar styraciflua
USDA APMRU


Liquidambar styraciflua
USDA APMRU

Plant: Deciduous tree, 18-23 m, pyramidal to oblong crown. Stems rounded to somewhat angled, often developing corky wings. Leaves alternate, 10-18 cm wide, star-shaped (5-7 lobed), finely serrate, deep glossy green. Mace-like fruit persist into winter.

Pollen light micrograph:
Pollen spherical, 35-40 µm., periporate with 12-20 pores. Pore membranes with elements.

Pollen scanning electron micrograph (SEM)
Prominent elements in pores.

Production and Dispersal:
Moderate production and dispersal.

Preservation:
Moderately good.

Fossil Occurrence:

References: Links
Owen Davis 7/00