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Convallaria majalis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Asparagales, Asparagaceae, Convallaria

Published: 2016-10-18

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: sulcate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): boat-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): elliptic,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: sulcus,  aperture condition: sulcate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: psilate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: perforate,  TEMtectum: eutectate,  infratectum: columellate,  foot layer: continuous,  endexine: absent,  intine: monolayered,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

pollen coatings: pollenkitt,  reserves in cytoplasm: lipids,  cell number: 2-celled,  Ubisch bodies: present

Annotations

foot layer partly interrupted;

outline in dry condition spindle-shaped

Author(s) of diagnosis: Aktuna, Gabriela

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

slightly oblique polar view (distal)

2. slightly oblique polar view (distal)

proximal view

3. proximal view

detail of sulcus

4. detail of sulcus

exine surface

5. exine surface

dry pollen grain in polar view (distal)

6. dry pollen grain in polar view (distal)

dry pollen grain in equatorial view

7. dry pollen grain in equatorial view

pollen grains in cross section

8. pollen grains in cross section

interapertural area of pollen wall

9. interapertural area of pollen wall

apertural area of pollen wall

10. apertural area of pollen wall

pollen wall at transition of aperture and interapertural area

11. pollen wall at transition of aperture and interapertural area

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Aktuna, G.
  2. slightly oblique polar view (distal) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Aktuna, G.
  3. proximal view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Aktuna, G.
  4. detail of sulcus - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Aktuna, G.
  5. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Aktuna, G.
  6. dry pollen grain in polar view (distal) - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Aktuna, G.
  7. dry pollen grain in equatorial view - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Aktuna, G.
  8. pollen grains in cross section - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Aktuna, G.
  9. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Aktuna, G.
  10. apertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Aktuna, G.
  11. pollen wall at transition of aperture and interapertural area - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Aktuna, G.

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
  • Adler W, Oswald K, Fischer R. (1994) Exkursionsflora von Österreich : 1180

Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Aktuna G. 2016. Convallaria majalis. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Convallaria_majalis/301584;jsessionid=A022F03E628CEEE664DCE9C37FED1332; accessed 2018-12-10

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