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Chenopodium glaucum

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: -,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): cup-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): -,  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


flowers of Chenopodium glaucum

1. flowers of Chenopodium glaucum

hydrated pollen grain

2. hydrated pollen grain


3. aperture

exine surface

4. exine surface

dry pollen grains

5. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. flowers of Chenopodium glaucum, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. aperture - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. dry pollen grains - 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 glaucum. In: PalDat - A palynological database.;jsessionid=6626F677FDDAB12366D457629006B776; accessed 2020-07-05

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