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Asplundia pittieri

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Pandanales, Cyclanthaceae, Asplundia

Published: 2020-08-03

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): small (10-25 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: ulcerate,  polarity: heteropolar,  P/E-ratio: oblate,  shape: bean-shaped,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  dominant orientation (LM): -,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): oblate,  shape (dry pollen): wedge-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): elliptic,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: ulcus,  aperture condition: ulcerate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane psilate

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: psilate, 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

inflorescence(s)

1. inflorescence(s)

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

hydrated pollen

3. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

4. hydrated pollen

distal polar view

5. distal polar view

oblique proximal polar view

6. oblique proximal polar view

equatorial view

7. equatorial view

aperture

8. aperture

aperture

9. aperture

exine surface

10. exine surface

dry pollen

11. dry pollen

dry pollen

12. dry pollen

Ubisch bodies on locule wall

13. Ubisch bodies on locule wall

Picture legend

  1. inflorescence(s), photographer: Berger, A.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Berger, A.
  3. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. distal polar view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. oblique proximal polar view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  11. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  12. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  13. Ubisch bodies on locule wall - dry, rehydrated (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., Berger A. 2020. Asplundia pittieri. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Asplundia_pittieri/303729;jsessionid=C83D3D640D0939DA61FAB178CBB8072D; accessed 2020-10-28