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Leiophyllum buxifolium

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ericales, Ericaceae, Leiophyllum

Published: 2016-05-24

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: no suitable term,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): no suitable term,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): no suitable term,  infoldings (dry pollen): interapertural area sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

viscin threads rare; most tetrads with one ore more aborted monads

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

tetrad

1. tetrad

tetrad,one monad aborted

2. tetrad, one monad aborted

apertures

3. apertures

exine surface

4. exine surface

exine surface,viscin thread

5. exine surface, viscin thread

polar area

6. polar area

dry pollen

7. dry pollen

Ubisch bodies on locule wall

8. Ubisch bodies on locule wall

Picture legend

  1. tetrad - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. tetrad, one monad aborted - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. apertures - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface, viscin thread - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. polar area - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. Ubisch bodies on locule wall - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & 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. Leiophyllum buxifolium. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Leiophyllum_buxifolium/301077;jsessionid=F6B656A72DAC2E985FB27A9203118A9B; accessed 2019-11-20