Mammoth Memory

The anther produces pollen

The pollen grains are produced by the anther.

The anther produces pollen grains

In a rush to leave the house the stag with huge antlers (anthers) pulls on (pollen) a pullover and bits of the pullover come off. The bits left on the tips of the antlers are where the anther is found.

An alternative way to remember that the anther produces pollen:

The two l's in pollen look like antlers (anthers).

The two l's in pollen look like antlers (anthers).


When the pollen matures it is extracted when the lobes burst open at the correct time

The anther has two lobes each of which contains a pollen sac. When the pollen matures the lobes burst open to release the pollen.

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