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Aphelandra aurantiaca

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Lamiales, Acanthaceae, Aphelandra

Published: 2016-03-08

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  size of hydrated pollen (LM): -,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  pollen class: colpate,  polarity: isopolar,  P/E-ratio: prolate,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): -,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): prolate,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): triangular,  infoldings (dry pollen): no suitable term,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colpus,  aperture condition: colpate, tricolpate,  aperture peculiarities: margo

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: reticulate, perforate,  suprasculpture SEM: -,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -,  supratectal element: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

polar view

1. polar view

equatorial view

2. equatorial view

equatorial view

3. equatorial view

equatorial view

4. equatorial view

oblique view

5. oblique view

aperture

6. aperture

aperture border

7. aperture border

detail of aperture

8. detail of aperture

exine surface

9. exine surface

exine surface

10. exine surface

polar area

11. polar area

dry pollen grains

12. dry pollen grains

dry pollen grains

13. dry pollen grains

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

14. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

Picture legend

  1. polar view - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. equatorial view - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. oblique view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. aperture border - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. exine surface - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  11. polar area - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  12. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  13. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  14. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall - fresh, rehydration (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. 2016. Aphelandra aurantiaca. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Aphelandra_aurantiaca/300573;jsessionid=0DC9D7582284B9DB41D23923F0E4850B; accessed 2021-04-19

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