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Adonis vernalis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ranunculales, Ranunculaceae, Adonis

Published: 2016-04-12

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: colpate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): prolate,  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,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: microechinate, perforate,  TEMtectum: eutectate,  infratectum: columellate,  foot layer: continuous,  endexine: compact-continuous,  intine: monolayered,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie; Oberschneider, Wolfgang

Pictures

habitus,flower(s)

1. habitus, flower(s)

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

flower(s)

3. flower(s)

flower(s)

4. flower(s)

polar view (proximal)

5. polar view (proximal)

optical section

6. optical section

polar view (distal)

7. polar view (distal)

generative cell (left) and vegetative nucleus (right)

8. generative cell (left) and vegetative nucleus (right)

polar view

9. polar view

equatorial view

10. equatorial view

exine surface

11. exine surface

detail of aperture

12. detail of aperture

polar view of dry pollen grain

13. polar view of dry pollen grain

dry pollen grain in equatorial view

14. dry pollen grain in equatorial view

interapertural area of pollen wall

15. interapertural area of pollen wall

aperture

16. aperture

pollen wall (bottom) and tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (asterisk)

17. pollen wall (bottom) and tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (asterisk)

Picture legend

  1. habitus, flower(s), photographer: Svojtka, M.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Svojtka, M.
  3. flower(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. flower(s), photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  5. polar view (proximal) - dry, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  6. optical section - dry, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  7. polar view (distal) - dry, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  8. generative cell (left) and vegetative nucleus (right) - fixed, formalin-acetic-alcohol, aceto-carmine, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  9. polar view - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  10. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  11. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  12. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  13. polar view of dry pollen grain - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  14. dry pollen grain in equatorial view - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  15. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  16. aperture - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  17. pollen wall (bottom) and tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (asterisk) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Oberschneider, W.

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

Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Halbritter H., Oberschneider W., Svojtka M. 2016. Adonis vernalis. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Adonis_vernalis/300808;jsessionid=6D3A22DB3B7865D07C35D22FE468F825; accessed 2018-11-13

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