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Aspidistra elatior

Taxonomy: Spermatophyta, Asparagales, Ruscaceae, Aspidistra

Published: 2010-03-06

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 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: -,  aperture condition: -,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

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

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

hydrated pollen grains

3. hydrated pollen grains

hydrated pollen grain

4. hydrated pollen grain

exine surface (irregurlarly ruptured)

5. exine surface (irregurlarly ruptured)

exine surface

6. exine surface

exine surface

7. exine surface

dry pollen grains

8. dry pollen grains

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

9. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Buchner, R.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Buchner, R.
  3. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface (irregurlarly ruptured) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. exine surface - 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 - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

    Copyright and Citation

    Cite this publication as:

    Buchner R., Halbritter H. 2010. Aspidistra elatior. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Aspidistra_elatior/100960;jsessionid=6EAE3433A161748423E5F18E3FA26D21; accessed 2018-12-10

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