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Pollinium  n.  (pl. pollinia)  (Bot.) A coherent mass of pollen, as in the milkweed and most orchids.

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... have I been successful: I succeeded in forcing a single pollen-mass into the stigmatic chamber of one of the latter, but I failed to do this on the other; however, by inserting a portion of a pedicel with a pollinium attached, I caused the latter to adhere, with a gentle press, to the mouth of the stigmatic chamber. Both of these, as I have already remarked, are nevertheless fertilised; one of them I have cut off for examination, and its condition ...
— More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II - Volume II (of II) • Charles Darwin

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