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Calluna vulgaris

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ericales, Ericaceae, Calluna

Published: 2016-11-11

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: tetrad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: tetrad tetrahedral,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: tetrad,  polarity: heteropolar,  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: 3,  aperture type: -,  aperture condition: porate, colporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

tetrads tetrahedral, but often irregular, also planar tetrads; aperture: porus, or colporus with inconspicuous colpus

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

hydrated tetrads

2. hydrated tetrads

hydrated tetrad

3. hydrated tetrad

hydrated tetrad

4. hydrated tetrad

apertures

5. apertures

apertures

6. apertures

exine surface

7. exine surface

exine surface

8. exine surface

dry tetrads

9. dry tetrads

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

10. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated tetrads - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. hydrated tetrad - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. hydrated tetrad - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. apertures - fresh, rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. apertures - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. dry tetrads - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall - fresh, rehydrated (water) & 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. 2016. Calluna vulgaris. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Calluna_vulgaris/302155;jsessionid=41D9391B5BBEE94F12C985B5E27A2586; accessed 2018-11-15

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