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Aechmea floribunda

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Poales, Bromeliaceae, Aechmea

Published: 2016-02-10

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): irregular,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): irregularly infolded,  aperture number: 2,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, diporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

shape slightly heteropolar to isopolar

porus raptures due to harmemogathy, pretending a colpus-like aperture

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

hydrated pollen

1. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

2. hydrated pollen

oblique view

3. oblique view

aperture

4. aperture

exine surface

5. exine surface

exine surface

6. exine surface

dry pollen

7. dry pollen

Picture legend

  1. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. oblique view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

    Copyright and Citation

    Cite this publication as:

    Halbritter H. 2016. Aechmea floribunda. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Aechmea_floribunda/300415;jsessionid=C4BA90AA345C16518D3A565170795EC8; accessed 2018-11-18