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Chenopodium bonus-henricus

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Amaranthaceae, Chenopodium


Published: 2020-10-28

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  size of hydrated pollen (LM): 31-35 µm,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 31-35 µm,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 31-35 µm,  pollen class: porate,  polarity: isopolar,  P/E-ratio: isodiametric,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): polar,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): -,  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: scabrate, verrucate, gemmate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: microechinate, perforate,  suprasculpture SEM: -,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -,  supratectal element: -


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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie; Heigl, Helmut


hydrated Pollen

1. hydrated Pollen

hydrated Pollen

2. hydrated Pollen

hydrated Pollen

3. hydrated Pollen

hydrated pollen grain

4. hydrated pollen grain

apertures and exine surface

5. apertures and exine surface

dry pollen grains

6. dry pollen grains

apertures of dry pollen grain

7. apertures of dry pollen grain

Picture legend

  1. hydrated Pollen - fresh, glycerine, unstained, photographer: Heigl, H.
  2. hydrated Pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Heigl, H.
  3. hydrated Pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Heigl, H.
  4. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. apertures and exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. dry pollen grains - dry, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. 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., Heigl H. 2020. Chenopodium bonus-henricus. In: PalDat - A palynological database.;jsessionid=A6328B36BDEB91803A6D1018F05326DA; accessed 2020-12-05

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