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Atropa bella-donna

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Solanales, Solanaceae, Atropa

Published: 2016-08-11

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: colporate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): prolate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): lobate,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: striato-reticulate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: striato-reticulate,  TEMtectum: eutectate,  infratectum: columellate,  foot layer: discontinuous,  endexine: compact-continuous,  intine: monolayered,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

pollen coatings: pollenkitt,  reserves in cytoplasm: starch,  cell number: 2-celled,  Ubisch bodies: present

Author(s) of diagnosis: Bombosi, Paula

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

polar view,upper focus

2. polar view, upper focus

optical section

3. optical section

polar view,lower focus

4. polar view, lower focus

pollen grain with generative cell (arrow)

5. pollen grain with generative cell (arrow)

polar view

6. polar view

equatorial view

7. equatorial view

detail of aperture

8. detail of aperture

exine surface

9. exine surface

dry pollen grains

10. dry pollen grains

pollen grain in cross section

11. pollen grain in cross section

interapertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E)

12. interapertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E)

interapertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E)

13. interapertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E)

apertural area of pollen wall, intine (I)

14. apertural area of pollen wall, intine (I)

tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (U)

15. tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (U)

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Bombosi, P.
  2. polar view, upper focus - dry, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  3. optical section - dry, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  4. polar view, lower focus - dry, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  5. pollen grain with generative cell (arrow) - fixed, glutaraldehyde, aceto-carmine, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  6. polar view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  7. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  8. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  9. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  10. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  11. pollen grain in cross section - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  12. interapertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  13. interapertural area of pollen wall, intine (I), endexine (E) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  14. apertural area of pollen wall, intine (I) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Bombosi, P.
  15. tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (U) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Bombosi, P.

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:

Bombosi P. 2016. Atropa bella-donna. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Atropa_bella-donna/301310;jsessionid=F2A27AA278CF62D799AF6608E7BA7ABC; accessed 2018-11-21

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