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Hepatica nobilis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ranunculales, Ranunculaceae, Hepatica

Published: 2016-10-21

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: colpate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): prolate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): lobate,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colpus,  aperture condition: colpate, tricolpate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: scabrate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: microechinate, perforate,  TEMtectum: eutectate,  infratectum: columellate,  foot layer: continuous,  endexine: compact-continuous,  intine: monolayered,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

pollen coatings: pollenkitt,  reserves in cytoplasm: starch, lipids,  cell number: 2-celled,  Ubisch bodies: present

Author(s) of diagnosis: Oberschneider, Wolfgang

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

upper focus

2. upper focus

optical section

3. optical section

lower focus

4. lower focus

polar view

5. polar view

equatorial view

6. equatorial view

detail of aperture

7. detail of aperture

exine surface

8. exine surface

polar view of dry pollen grain

9. polar view of dry pollen grain

dry pollen grain in equatorial view

10. dry pollen grain in equatorial view

interapertural area of pollen wall

11. interapertural area of pollen wall

aperture

12. aperture

generative cell (right) and vegetative nucleus (left)

13. generative cell (right) and vegetative nucleus (left)

pollen wall and tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (asterisk)

14. pollen wall and tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (asterisk)

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  2. upper focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  3. optical section - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  4. lower focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  5. polar view - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  6. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  7. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  8. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & chloroform & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  9. polar view of dry pollen grain - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  10. dry pollen grain in equatorial view - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  11. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  12. aperture - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  13. generative cell (right) and vegetative nucleus (left) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Oberschneider, W.
  14. pollen wall and tapetum cells with Ubisch bodies (asterisk) - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Oberschneider, W.

Literature

  • Huynh KL (1970) Le pollen du genre Anemone et du genre Hepatica (Ranunculaceae) et leur taxonomie. Pollen et Spores 12: 329-364
  • Oberschneider W (1998) Pollenmorphologie der Ranunculanae. Diplomarbeit. Universität Wien : 125 pp
  • Adler W, Oswald K, Fischer R. (1994) Exkursionsflora von Österreich : 1180

Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Oberschneider W. 2016. Hepatica nobilis. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Hepatica_nobilis/301723;jsessionid=D3C33B33B495063F15B678D00597B631; accessed 2018-11-20

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