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Fagus sylvatica

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Fagales, Fagaceae, Fagus

Published: 2016-02-17

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): -,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  pollen class: -,  polarity: isopolar,  P/E-ratio: -,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): -,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): prolate,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): lobate,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: rugulate, perforate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: rugulate, perforate,  suprasculpture SEM: -,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -,  supratectal element: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

polar view

1. polar view

polar view

2. polar view

equatorial view

3. equatorial view

aperture

4. aperture

aperture

5. aperture

aperture detail

6. aperture detail

exine surface

7. exine surface

polar area

8. polar area

dry pollen

9. dry pollen

pollen grain on locule wall with Ubisch bodies

10. pollen grain on locule wall with Ubisch bodies

Ubisch bodies on locule wall

11. Ubisch bodies on locule wall

Picture legend

  1. polar view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. polar view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. aperture detail - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. polar area - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. pollen grain on locule wall with Ubisch bodies - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  11. Ubisch bodies on locule wall - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

  • Claugher D (1986) Pollen wall structure, a new interpretation. Scan Electron Microscop I: 291-299
  • Claugher D, Rowley JR (1990) Pollen exine substructure in Fagus (Fagaceae): role of tufts in exine expansion. Can J Bot 68: 2195-2200
  • Kvacek Z, Walther H (1989) Palaeobotanical studies in Fagaceae of the European tertiary. Pl Syst Evol 162: 213-229
  • Rowley JR () Are exine reception systems of Fagus and Pinus structurally the same? Diversity in exine development. In: Chanda S. (ed), Current Perspectives in palynological research. J Palynol, Silver Jubilee Commemoration Volume 27: 323-344

Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Halbritter H. 2016. Fagus sylvatica. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Fagus_sylvatica/300448;jsessionid=5D19AB24E50C91D18BB37A1456FAA58C; accessed 2020-09-23

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