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Kalmia procumbens

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ericales, Ericaceae, Kalmia

Published: 2018-12-05

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: tetrad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: tetrad tetrahedral,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: tetrad,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: circular,  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: fossulate, verrucate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: -,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: viscin threads

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

tetrad

2. tetrad

tetrad

3. tetrad

apertures

4. apertures

exine surface

5. exine surface

exine surface,viscin thread

6. exine surface, viscin thread

polar area

7. polar area

dry pollen tetrads

8. dry pollen tetrads

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Berger, A.
  2. tetrad - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. tetrad - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. apertures - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. exine surface, viscin thread - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. polar area - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. dry pollen tetrads - 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., Berger A. 2018. Kalmia procumbens. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Kalmia_procumbens/303372;jsessionid=C96DC21906169A91F581560EE135AFB8; accessed 2018-12-15