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Axinaea lehmannii

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Myrtales, Melastomataceae, Axinaea

Published: 2016-05-01

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): small (10-25 µm),  pollen class: colporate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): -,  infoldings (dry pollen): -,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

ornamentation psilate to finely striate; tenuitates (may be as well interpreted as pseudocolpi) with microgemmae or microverrucae

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

inflorescence(s)

1. inflorescence(s)

hydrated pollen

2. hydrated pollen

polar view

3. polar view

equatorial view

4. equatorial view

oblique polar view

5. oblique polar view

oblique equatorial view

6. oblique equatorial view

aperture

7. aperture

exine surface,tenuitas

8. exine surface, tenuitas

polar area

9. polar area

pollen grain on locular wall with Ubisch bodies

10. pollen grain on locular wall with Ubisch bodies

Picture legend

  1. inflorescence(s), photographer: Almeda, F.
  2. hydrated pollen - fixed, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. polar view - fixed, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. equatorial view - fixed, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. oblique polar view - fixed, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. oblique equatorial view - fixed, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. aperture - fixed, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. exine surface, tenuitas - fixed, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. polar area - fixed, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. pollen grain on locular wall with Ubisch bodies - fixed, 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., Almeda F. 2016. Axinaea lehmannii. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Axinaea_lehmannii/300941;jsessionid=93564BB833D081F50634E724917F353E; accessed 2019-07-20