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Ailanthus altissima

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Sapindales, Simaroubaceae, Ailanthus

Published: 2016-03-25

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: colporate,  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: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: reticulate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: striato-reticulate,  TEMtectum: semitectate,  infratectum: columellate,  foot layer: absent,  endexine: compact-continuous,  intine: bilayered,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Diethart, Bernadette

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

detail of flower(s)

2. detail of flower(s)

pollen grain with generative cell

3. pollen grain with generative cell

upper focus

4. upper focus

optical section

5. optical section

lower focus

6. lower focus

polar view

7. polar view

equatorial view

8. equatorial view

equatorial view

9. equatorial view

detail of aperture

10. detail of aperture

detail of aperture

11. detail of aperture

exine surface

12. exine surface

dry pollen grains

13. dry pollen grains

polar view (dry pollen grain)

14. polar view (dry pollen grain)

dry pollen grain in equatorial view

15. dry pollen grain in equatorial view

interapertural area of pollen wall

16. interapertural area of pollen wall

apertural area of pollen wall

17. apertural area of pollen wall

pollen wall at transition of aperture and interapertural area

18. pollen wall at transition of aperture and interapertural area

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Diethart, B.
  2. detail of flower(s), photographer: Diethart, B.
  3. pollen grain with generative cell - dry, unfixed & rehydrated (water), aceto-carmine, photographer: Diethart, B.
  4. upper focus - dry, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Diethart, B.
  5. optical section - dry, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Diethart, B.
  6. lower focus - dry, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Diethart, B.
  7. polar view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  8. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  9. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  10. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  11. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  12. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  13. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  14. polar view (dry pollen grain) - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  15. dry pollen grain in equatorial view - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  16. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, lipid-test, photographer: Diethart, B.
  17. apertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Diethart, B.
  18. pollen wall at transition of aperture and interapertural area - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Diethart, B.

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:

Diethart B. 2016. Ailanthus altissima. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Ailanthus_altissima/300729;jsessionid=98AB4B448B202973311313D794888694; accessed 2018-11-13

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