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Heliconia rostrata

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Zingiberales, Heliconiaceae, Heliconia

Published: 2016-07-07

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: ulcerate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: no suitable term,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): oblate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): circular,  infoldings (dry pollen): no suitable term,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: ulcus,  aperture condition: ulcerate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

oblique polar proximal view

1. oblique polar proximal view

equatorial view

2. equatorial view

oblique view

3. oblique view

aperture detail

4. aperture detail

aperture detail

5. aperture detail

ulcus border

6. ulcus border

exine surface

7. exine surface

dry pollen

8. dry pollen

Picture legend

  1. oblique polar proximal view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. oblique view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. aperture detail - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. aperture detail - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. ulcus border - 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. dry pollen - 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. Heliconia rostrata. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Heliconia_rostrata/301195;jsessionid=26FE2CD8551B405C8256EB17EF3AB269; accessed 2018-11-15