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Chenopodium bonus-henricus

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Amaranthaceae, Chenopodium

Published: 2016-11-29

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): cup-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): -,  aperture number: >6,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, pantoporate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented, pantoaperturate

Ornamentation and Structure

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


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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie


hydrated pollen grain

1. hydrated pollen grain

apertures and exine surface

2. apertures and exine surface

dry pollen grains

3. dry pollen grains

apertures of dry pollen grain

4. apertures of dry pollen grain

Picture legend

  1. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. apertures and exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. dry pollen grains - dry, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. apertures of dry pollen grain - dry, photographer: Halbritter, H.


  • De FRA (1969) Development and histochemistry of the endothecium in the anthers of in vitro grown Chenopodium rubrum L. Bot Gaz 130: 10-22
  • 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. Chenopodium bonus-henricus. In: PalDat - A palynological database.;jsessionid=14CF49541C772F1258CD7D8C0C34939A; accessed 2018-11-17

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