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Amaranthus retroflexus

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Amaranthaceae, Amaranthus

Published: 2016-02-19

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, pantoaperturate

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

Annotations

dry pollen irregularly infolded or cup-shaped

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

habitus

1. habitus

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

hydrated pollen grains

3. hydrated pollen grains

hydrated pollen grain

4. hydrated pollen grain

aperture

5. aperture

exine surface

6. exine surface

dry pollen grains

7. dry pollen grains

locular wall with Ubisch bodies

8. locular wall with Ubisch bodies

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

9. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

Picture legend

  1. habitus, photographer: Svojtka, M.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Svojtka, M.
  3. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. locular wall with Ubisch bodies - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

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Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Halbritter H., Svojtka M. 2016. Amaranthus retroflexus. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Amaranthus_retroflexus/300474;jsessionid=BF4A9E79C7EC371B5042140818C095AF; accessed 2018-11-14

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