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Adonis aestivalis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ranunculales, Ranunculaceae, Adonis

Links: http://flora.nhm-wien.ac.at/seiten-arten/adonis-aestivalis.htm

Published: 2021-05-31

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  size of hydrated pollen (LM): 31-35 µm,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 31-35 µm,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 31-35 µm,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 31-35 µm,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 31-35 µm,  pollen class: colpate,  polarity: isopolar,  P/E-ratio: -,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): oblique,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): prolate,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): lobate,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colpus,  aperture condition: colpate, tricolpate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: scabrate, verrucate, gemmate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: microechinate, perforate,  suprasculpture SEM: -,  TEMtectum: eutectate,  infratectum: columellate,  foot layer: continuous,  endexine: compact-continuous,  intine: monolayered,  wall peculiarities: -,  supratectal element: -

Miscellaneous

pollen coatings: pollenkitt,  reserves in cytoplasm: starch, lipids,  cell number: 2-celled,  Ubisch bodies: present

Annotations: exine thickening in polar area

Author(s) of diagnosis: Auer, Angelika; Auer, Waltraud

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

polar view (proximal)

3. polar view (proximal)

optical section

4. optical section

polar view (distal)

5. polar view (distal)

pollen grain with generative cell (asterisk) and vegetative nucleus

6. pollen grain with generative cell (asterisk) and vegetative nucleus

hydrated Pollen

7. hydrated Pollen

hydrated Pollen

8. hydrated Pollen

hydrated Pollen

9. hydrated Pollen

polar view

10. polar view

equatorial view

11. equatorial view

detail of colpus membrane

12. detail of colpus membrane

exine surface

13. exine surface

polar view (dry pollen grain)

14. polar view (dry pollen grain)

dry pollen grain in equatorial view

15. dry pollen grain in equatorial view

interapertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E)

16. interapertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E)

apertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E)

17. apertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E)

tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (U)

18. tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (U)

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Svojtka, M.
  3. polar view (proximal) - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Auer, A.
  4. optical section - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Auer, A.
  5. polar view (distal) - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Auer, A.
  6. pollen grain with generative cell (asterisk) and vegetative nucleus - fixed, formalin-acetic-alcohol, aceto-carmine, photographer: Auer, A.
  7. hydrated Pollen - fresh, glycerine, unstained, photographer: Auer, W.
  8. hydrated Pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Auer, W.
  9. hydrated Pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Auer, W.
  10. polar view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Auer, A.
  11. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Auer, A.
  12. detail of colpus membrane - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Auer, A.
  13. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Auer, A.
  14. polar view (dry pollen grain) - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Auer, A.
  15. dry pollen grain in equatorial view - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Auer, A.
  16. interapertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Auer, A.
  17. apertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Auer, A.
  18. tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (U) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Auer, A.

Literature

  • Adler W, Oswald K, Fischer R. (1994) Exkursionsflora von Österreich : 1180
  • 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:

Auer A., Auer W., Halbritter H., Svojtka M. 2021. Adonis aestivalis. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Adonis_aestivalis/306086;jsessionid=B82F35C78D769FF5A056D5FA06019177; accessed 2021-06-15

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