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Alpinia oxymitra

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Zingiberales, Zingiberaceae, Alpinia

Published: 2017-02-09

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: inaperturate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): irregular,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): irregularly infolded,  aperture number: none,  aperture type: no aperture,  aperture condition: -,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

habitus

1. habitus

inflorescence(s)

2. inflorescence(s)

flower(s)

3. flower(s)

hydrated pollen

4. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

5. hydrated pollen

surface detail

6. surface detail

exine surface

7. exine surface

dry pollen

8. dry pollen

Picture legend

  1. habitus, photographer: Weis, B.
  2. inflorescence(s), photographer: Weis, B.
  3. flower(s), photographer: Weis, B.
  4. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. surface detail - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. dry pollen - dry, 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., WEIS B., Alpinia oxymitra. In: PalDat (2017-02-09) - a palynological database. Published on the Internet https://www.paldat.org/pub/Alpinia_oxymitra/302991;jsessionid=45680DF8D4C2DA75ED7D9DAEA90DB51E [accessed 2017-03-27]