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Calluna vulgaris

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ericales, Ericaceae, Calluna

Links: http://flora.nhm-wien.ac.at/seiten-arten/calluna-vulgaris.htm

Published: 2020-12-07

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: tetrad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: tetrad tetrahedral,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  size of hydrated pollen (LM): 31-35 µm,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 26-30 µm,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 31-35 µm,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 26-30 µm,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 31-35 µm,  pollen class: tetrad,  polarity: heteropolar,  P/E-ratio: -,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): oblique,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): -,  shape (dry pollen): irregular,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): irregularly infolded,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: porate, colporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

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; Heigl, Helmut

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

hydrated pollen

2. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

3. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

4. hydrated pollen

hydrated tetrads

5. hydrated tetrads

hydrated tetrad

6. hydrated tetrad

hydrated tetrad

7. hydrated tetrad

apertures

8. apertures

apertures

9. apertures

exine surface

10. exine surface

exine surface

11. exine surface

dry tetrads

12. dry tetrads

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

13. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated pollen - fresh, glycerine, unstained, photographer: Heigl, H.
  3. hydrated pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Heigl, H.
  4. hydrated pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Heigl, H.
  5. hydrated tetrads - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. hydrated tetrad - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. hydrated tetrad - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. apertures - fresh, rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. apertures - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  11. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  12. dry tetrads - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  13. 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., Heigl H. 2020. Calluna vulgaris. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Calluna_vulgaris/304299;jsessionid=A6A1B9CC434F4136F70436C016D536B9; accessed 2021-10-17

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