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Berberis vulgaris

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ranunculales, Berberidaceae, Berberis

Published: 2016-10-21

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: spiraperturate,  polarity: -,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): spheroidal,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): circular,  infoldings (dry pollen): not infolded,  aperture number: -,  aperture type: spiral aperture(s),  aperture condition: spiraperturate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: psilate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: psilate, perforate,  TEMtectum: eutectate,  infratectum: absent,  foot layer: absent,  endexine: compact-continuous,  intine: monolayered,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Oberschneider, Wolfgang

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

upper focus

2. upper focus

optical section

3. optical section

lower focus

4. lower focus

hydrated pollen grain

5. hydrated pollen grain

interapertural area of pollen grain

6. interapertural area of pollen grain

detail of aperture

7. detail of aperture

exine surface

8. exine surface

dry pollen grain

9. dry pollen grain

dry pollen grain

10. dry pollen grain

generative cell (right) and vegetative nucleus (left, dark); note starch grains (white)

11. generative cell (right) and vegetative nucleus (left, dark); note starch grains (white)

pollen wall

12. pollen wall

aperture

13. aperture

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  2. upper focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  3. optical section - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  4. lower focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  5. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  6. interapertural area of pollen grain - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  7. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  8. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  9. dry pollen grain - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  10. dry pollen grain - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  11. generative cell (right) and vegetative nucleus (left, dark); note starch grains (white) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  12. pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  13. aperture - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Oberschneider, W.

Literature

  • Oberschneider W (1998) Pollenmorphologie der Ranunculanae. Diplomarbeit. Universität Wien : 125 pp
  • Roland-Heydacker F (1974) Caractères ultrastructuraux et cytochimiques particuliers du sporoderme des pollens de Berberis vulgaris L. et de Mahonia aquifolium Nutt. CR Acad Sc Paris 278: 1475-1477
  • 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:

Oberschneider W. 2016. Berberis vulgaris. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Berberis_vulgaris/301701;jsessionid=66EE34D56FC64ACA5197BFA3C94AFB86; accessed 2018-11-20

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