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Aechmea cylindrata

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Poales, Bromeliaceae, Aechmea

Published: 2016-04-05

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: porate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): -,  infoldings (dry pollen): -,  aperture number: 2,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, diporate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane smooth

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: reticulate,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

hydrated pollen grain

1. hydrated pollen grain

equatorial view

2. equatorial view

aperture

3. aperture

exine surface

4. exine surface

Picture legend

  1. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & 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. Aechmea cylindrata. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Aechmea_cylindrata/300777;jsessionid=E10A6C81D8378CA54010A09B8EB0CA9A; accessed 2018-11-14

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