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Amaranthus blitum

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Amaranthaceae, Amaranthus

Published: 2015-11-10

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): small (10-25 µm),  pollen class: porate,  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: >6,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, pantoporate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, H.; Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

hydrated pollen in loculus

1. hydrated pollen in loculus

hydrated pollen

2. hydrated pollen

surface detail

3. surface detail

aperture

4. aperture

exine surface

5. exine surface

dry pollen

6. dry pollen

Ubisch bodies on locule wall

7. Ubisch bodies on locule wall

Picture legend

  1. hydrated pollen in loculus - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. surface detail - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. Ubisch bodies on locule wall - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

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Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Halbritter H. 2015. Amaranthus blitum. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Amaranthus_blitum/300196;jsessionid=840F99D960E310029A079FF7BB98D6DF; accessed 2018-11-18

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