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Bassia scoparia

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Amaranthaceae, Bassia

Published: 2016-03-25

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: porate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): irregular,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): irregularly infolded,  aperture number: >6,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate,  aperture peculiarities: operculum, pantoaperturate

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: scabrate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: microechinate, microverrucate,  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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Diethart, Bernadette

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

pollen grain with two sperm cells

3. pollen grain with 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

aperture

8. aperture

exine surface and apertures

9. exine surface and apertures

dry pollen grains

10. dry pollen grains

anther wall with Ubisch bodies

11. anther wall with Ubisch bodies

interapertural area of pollen wall

12. interapertural area of pollen wall

interapertural area of pollen wall

13. interapertural area of pollen wall

interapertural area of pollen wall

14. interapertural area of pollen wall

apertural area of pollen wall

15. apertural area of pollen wall

apertural area of pollen wall

16. apertural area of pollen wall

Ubisch bodies in loculus

17. Ubisch bodies in loculus

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Diethart, B.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Diethart, B.
  3. pollen grain with two sperm cells - fresh, rehydrated (water), aceto-carmine, photographer: Diethart, B.
  4. upper focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Diethart, B.
  5. optical section - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Diethart, B.
  6. lower focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Diethart, B.
  7. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  8. aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  9. exine surface and apertures - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & formalin-acetic-alcohol, photographer: Diethart, B.
  10. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  11. anther wall with Ubisch bodies - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Diethart, B.
  12. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Diethart, B.
  13. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, Thiéry-test, photographer: Diethart, B.
  14. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Diethart, B.
  15. apertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Diethart, B.
  16. apertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, Thiéry-test, photographer: Diethart, B.
  17. Ubisch bodies in loculus - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Diethart, B.

Literature

  • FISCHER MA, ADLER W, OSWALD K (2005) Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol : 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:

Diethart B. 2016. Bassia scoparia. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Bassia_scoparia/300730;jsessionid=B88959483E7DF0BF62E9A03816DD6C4C; accessed 2018-11-17

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