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Fallopia convolvulus

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Polygonaceae, Fallopia

Published: 2016-12-13

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): small (10-25 µm),  pollen class: colporate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): prolate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): triangular,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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


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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie


polar view

1. polar view

equatorial view

2. equatorial view


3. aperture

dry pollen grains

4. dry pollen grains

aperture of dry pollen grain

5. aperture of dry pollen grain

Picture legend

  1. polar view - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. equatorial view - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. aperture - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. dry pollen grains - dry, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. aperture of dry pollen grain - dry, photographer: Halbritter, H.


  • 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. Fallopia convolvulus. In: PalDat - A palynological database.;jsessionid=F26F851CE8FAE48547B8BBB91FD572E6; accessed 2018-11-20

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