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Atriplex patula

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Amaranthaceae, Atriplex

Published: 2016-07-25

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): cup-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): no suitable term,  infoldings (dry pollen): no suitable term,  aperture number: >6,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, pantoporate,  aperture peculiarities: pantoaperturate, aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: echinate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: microechinate, perforate,  TEMtectum: eutectate,  infratectum: columellate,  foot layer: continuous,  endexine: absent,  intine: monolayered,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

pollen coatings: pollenkitt, primexine matrix,  reserves in cytoplasm: starch,  cell number: 3-celled,  Ubisch bodies: present

Annotations

Ubisch bodies on loculus wall and on pollen grain surface

Author(s) of diagnosis: Sam, Saskia

Pictures

habitus

1. habitus

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

vegetative nucleus and two sperm cells

3. vegetative nucleus and two sperm cells

upper focus

4. upper focus

optical section

5. optical section

lower focus

6. lower focus

hydrated pollen grain

7. hydrated pollen grain

exine surface and apertures

8. exine surface and apertures

aperture

9. aperture

dry pollen grains

10. dry pollen grains

dry pollen grain

11. dry pollen grain

anther wall with Ubisch bodies

12. anther wall with Ubisch bodies

Ubisch body on exine surface

13. Ubisch body on exine surface

interapertural area of pollen wall

14. interapertural area of pollen wall

apertural area of pollen wall

15. apertural area of pollen wall

vegetative nucleus

16. vegetative nucleus

Picture legend

  1. habitus, photographer: Sam, S.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Sam, S.
  3. vegetative nucleus and two sperm cells - fresh, unfixed, aceto-carmine, photographer: Sam, S.
  4. upper focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Sam, S.
  5. optical section - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Sam, S.
  6. lower focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Sam, S.
  7. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Sam, S.
  8. exine surface and apertures - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Sam, S.
  9. aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Sam, S.
  10. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Sam, S.
  11. dry pollen grain - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Sam, S.
  12. anther wall with Ubisch bodies - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Sam, S.
  13. Ubisch body on exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Sam, S.
  14. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.
  15. apertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.
  16. vegetative nucleus - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.

Literature

  • Adler W, Oswald K, Fischer R. (1994) Exkursionsflora von Österreich : 1180
  • 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:

Sam S. 2016. Atriplex patula. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Atriplex_patula/301256;jsessionid=1C7652628725948A1589EE6DEDF5A8DC; accessed 2018-08-21

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