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Hedychium gardnerianum

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Zingiberales, Zingiberaceae, Hedychium

Published: 2016-05-23

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: inaperturate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): irregular,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): irregularly infolded,  aperture number: none,  aperture type: no aperture,  aperture condition: inaperturate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

dry pollen irregularly infolded or cup shaped

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flowers of Hedychium gardnerianum

1. flowers of Hedychium gardnerianum

hydrated pollen grains

2. hydrated pollen grains

hydrated pollen grain

3. hydrated pollen grain

hydrated pollen grain

4. hydrated pollen grain

exine surface

5. exine surface

dry pollen grains

6. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. flowers of Hedychium gardnerianum, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. dry pollen grains - dry, 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. Hedychium gardnerianum. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Hedychium_gardnerianum/301086;jsessionid=8BAD72A30D6D9648FD5F0210F564551E; accessed 2018-11-20

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