|definition||Distribution: This family consists of c. 155 genera and over 3000 species that are
mainly found in the southern hemisphere and tropics, but are also represented in the
northern hemisphere. In Australia there are c. 75 genera (55 endemic) and over 1500
species that are represented in most areas but predominantly in the wetter regions.
Description: Species in this family consists of trees or shrubs with oil glands in leaves and often other parts, mostly evergreen.
For more details regarding the description of species within this family please see: https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Myrtaceae
Pollen Morphology: The pollen produced by this family are triangular in polar view with small indentations at the pores. In equatorial view these pollen grains are oval-tube-like and have only one or two pores visible. These pollen grains are 10-20um in size and have three pores and furrow that are small and ‘chink’ like. They also have colpi that are narrow and come to fuse in the centre thus forming a central triangle. These pollen grains have a smooth surface texture.