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Epilobium hirsutum

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Myrtales, Onagraceae, Epilobium

Published: 2016-12-29

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: tetrad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: tetrad tetrahedral,  size (pollen unit): very large (>100 µm),  pollen class: tetrad,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: triangular,  shape (dry pollen): oblate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): triangular,  infoldings (dry pollen): interapertural area sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, triporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: rugulate, microgemmate, perforate,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: viscin threads

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

hydrated tetrad

2. hydrated tetrad

apertures

3. apertures

exine surface

4. exine surface

viscin threads

5. viscin threads

dry tetrads

6. dry tetrads

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated tetrad - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. apertures - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. viscin threads - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. dry tetrads - dry, 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. 2016. Epilobium hirsutum. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Epilobium_hirsutum/302890;jsessionid=0B2EB653DC3A328CB2ECE21BC1AF84D5; accessed 2018-11-18

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