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Abies concolor

Taxonomy: Gymnospermae, Pinales, Pinaceae, Abies

Published: 2016-03-15

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: saccate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: bisaccate,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  shape (dry pollen): no suitable term,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): no suitable term,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: leptoma,  aperture condition: -,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: perforate, psilate,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: saccus, impression mark

Miscellaneous

pollen coatings: -,  reserves in cytoplasm: -,  cell number: -,  Ubisch bodies: -

Annotations

trisaccate pollen grains occur as well

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

aspect

1. aspect

male cone(s)

2. male cone(s)

polar distal view

3. polar distal view

polar distal view (3-saccate grain)

4. polar distal view (3-saccate grain)

equatorial view

5. equatorial view

oblique view

6. oblique view

leptoma

7. leptoma

detail of leptoma

8. detail of leptoma

exine surface

9. exine surface

dry pollen grains

10. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. aspect, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. male cone(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. polar distal view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. polar distal view (3-saccate grain) - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. oblique view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. leptoma - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. detail of leptoma - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

  • Halbritter, H (1998) Preparing living pollen material for scanning electron microscopy using 2,2-dimethoxypropane (DMP) and criticalpoint drying. Biotechnic Histochem 73: 137–143

Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Halbritter H. 2016. Abies concolor. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Abies_concolor/300647;jsessionid=F2D29B3C77D689806815CFA75085EF83; accessed 2018-11-15

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