The pollen morphology of 14 species belonging to seven genera viz., Cadaba Forssk., Capparis L., Cleome L., Dipterygium Decaisne, Gynandropsis DC., Maerua Forssk., of the family Capparidaceae, was investigated using a light microscope and scanning microscope. The results confirm the eurypalynous nature of the family. However, palynology is significantly helpful at the specific level. Pollen grains usually radially symmetrical, isopolar, sub-prolate to prolate, generally tricolporate, often tetra-colporate. Tectum generally spinulose, or striate-rugulate, or rugulate-reticulate often sub-psilate.
PERVEEN, ANJUM and QAISER, MOHAMMAD (2001) "Pollen Flora of Pakistan-XXXI Capparidaceae," Turkish Journal of Botany: Vol. 25: No. 6, Article 5. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/botany/vol25/iss6/5