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Anthurium cubense

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Alismatales, Araceae, Anthurium

Published: 2016-10-27

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: heteropolar,  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: 2,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, diporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

2 (or 3) apertures situated distally (?); small cubic crystals attached to pollen surface

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

inflorescence of Anthurium cubense

1. inflorescence of Anthurium cubense

inflorescence of Anthurium cubense

2. inflorescence of Anthurium cubense

hydrated pollen grains

3. hydrated pollen grains

hydrated pollen

4. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen grain

5. hydrated pollen grain

aperture

6. aperture

exine surface

7. exine surface

dry pollen grains

8. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. inflorescence of Anthurium cubense, photographer: Buchner, R.
  2. inflorescence of Anthurium cubense, photographer: Buchner, R.
  3. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. hydrated pollen - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. dry pollen grains - fresh, 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., Buchner R. 2016. Anthurium cubense. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Anthurium_cubense/301761;jsessionid=03317162B4CA88F854A612709F9963B2; accessed 2019-07-15

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