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Aechmea fraseri

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Poales, Bromeliaceae, Aechmea

Published: 2016-11-08

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: porate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  shape (dry pollen): cup-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): elliptic,  infoldings (dry pollen): -,  aperture number: 2,  aperture type: poroid,  aperture condition: porate, diporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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


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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie


flowers of Aechmea fraseri

1. flowers of Aechmea fraseri

slightly oblique polar view (proximal)

2. slightly oblique polar view (proximal)

equatorial view

3. equatorial view


4. aperture

exine surface

5. exine surface

dry pollen grains

6. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. flowers of Aechmea fraseri, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. slightly oblique polar view (proximal) - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. equatorial view - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. aperture - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. dry pollen grains - dry, photographer: Halbritter, H.


  • 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 fraseri. In: PalDat - A palynological database.;jsessionid=762B28D6DB4A7F0EBB2118002AB724C4; accessed 2018-11-20

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