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Banksia serrata

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Proteales, Proteaceae, Banksia

Published: 2017-02-22

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: porate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: triangular,  shape (dry pollen): oblate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): triangular,  infoldings (dry pollen): interapertural area sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, triporate,  aperture peculiarities: angulaperturate

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

polar view

1. polar view

equatorial view

2. equatorial view

aperture

3. aperture

exine surface

4. exine surface

exine surface

5. exine surface

dry pollen,2 aborted pollen grains

6. dry pollen, 2 aborted pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. polar view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. dry pollen, 2 aborted pollen grains - dry, 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., Banksia serrata. In: PalDat (2017-02-22) - a palynological database. Published on the Internet https://www.paldat.org/pub/Banksia_serrata/303001;jsessionid=92F6C5395B52D16F2666F6FB66A26793 [accessed 2017-05-28]