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Agapanthus africanus

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Asparagales, Amaryllidaceae, Agapanthoideae, Agapanthus

Links: https://www.tropicos.org/name/1200741

Published: 2022-05-09

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): -,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  pollen class: sulcate,  polarity: heteropolar,  P/E-ratio: oblate,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: -,  dominant orientation (LM): -,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): oblate,  shape (dry pollen): boat-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): elliptic,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: sulcus,  aperture condition: sulcate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane psilate

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: heterobrochate, microreticulate,  suprasculpture SEM: -,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -,  supratectal element: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Brkic, Amra

Pictures

inflorescence(s),detail of flower(s)

1. inflorescence(s), detail of flower(s)

hydrated pollen,equatorial view

2. hydrated pollen, equatorial view

equatorial view,hydrated pollen

3. equatorial view, hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen,equatorial view

4. hydrated pollen, equatorial view

hydrated pollen,polar view,Ubisch bodies on locule wall

5. hydrated pollen, polar view, Ubisch bodies on locule wall

polar view,hydrated pollen

6. polar view, hydrated pollen

exine surface

7. exine surface

aperture detail,aperture

8. aperture detail, aperture

aperture detail,exine surface,aperture

9. aperture detail, exine surface, aperture

dry pollen,Ubisch bodies on locule wall

10. dry pollen, Ubisch bodies on locule wall

dry pollen

11. dry pollen

Picture legend

  1. inflorescence(s), detail of flower(s), photographer: Brkic, A.
  2. hydrated pollen, equatorial view - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  3. equatorial view, hydrated pollen - fresh, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold & rehydrated (water), photographer: Brkic, A.
  4. hydrated pollen, equatorial view - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  5. hydrated pollen, polar view, Ubisch bodies on locule wall - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  6. polar view, hydrated pollen - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  7. exine surface - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  8. aperture detail, aperture - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  9. aperture detail, exine surface, aperture - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  10. dry pollen, Ubisch bodies on locule wall - dry, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  11. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold & critical point dried, photographer: Brkic, A.

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:

Brkic A. 2022. Agapanthus africanus. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Agapanthus_africanus/306542;jsessionid=6026D73677B388D7084E7D5E508E40CA; accessed 2022-08-19