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Basella alba

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Basellaceae, Basella

Published: 2015-04-08

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: colpate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: polygonal,  outline in polar view: quadrangular,  shape (dry pollen): polygonal,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): quadrangular,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 6,  aperture type: colpus,  aperture condition: colpate, hexacolpate, pantocolpate,  aperture peculiarities: pantoaperturate, margo

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: reticulate, free-standing columellae,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

hydrated pollen cubical-shaped to spheroidal; Ubisch bodies questionable

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

hydrated pollen

1. hydrated pollen

polar view (?)

2. polar view (?)

hydrated pollen

3. hydrated pollen

aperture

4. aperture

exine surface

5. exine surface

exine surface

6. exine surface

dry pollen

7. dry pollen

Picture legend

  1. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. polar view (?) - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. aperture - 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. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

    Copyright and Citation

    Cite this publication as:

    Halbritter H. 2015. Basella alba. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Basella_alba/300026;jsessionid=F35E9A3F46243B6366EB90142E140767; accessed 2018-11-18