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Akebia quinata

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ranunculales, Lardizabalaceae, Akebia

Published: 2017-02-10

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): small (10-25 µm),  pollen class: colpate,  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: colpus,  aperture condition: colpate, tricolpate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

ornamentation rugulate to microrugulate

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

male flowers

1. male flowers

female flower

2. female flower

hydrated pollen

3. hydrated pollen

polar view

4. polar view

polar view

5. polar view

equatorial view

6. equatorial view

equatorial view

7. equatorial view

aperture

8. aperture

detail of aperture

9. detail of aperture

exine surface

10. exine surface

detail of polar area and aperture

11. detail of polar area and aperture

polar area

12. polar area

dry pollen grains

13. dry pollen grains

dry pollen

14. dry pollen

Ubisch bodies on locule wall

15. Ubisch bodies on locule wall

Picture legend

  1. male flowers, photographer: Svojtka, M.
  2. female flower, photographer: Svojtka, M.
  3. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. polar view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. polar view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  11. detail of polar area and aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  12. polar area - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  13. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  14. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  15. Ubisch bodies on locule wall - dry, rehydrated (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., SVOJTKA M., Akebia quinata. In: PalDat (2017-02-10) - a palynological database. Published on the Internet https://www.paldat.org/pub/Akebia_quinata/302990;jsessionid=4563665C797AC2E3BAB9F6A864A6A753 [accessed 2017-07-26]

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