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Lepismium monacanthum

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Cactaceae, Lepismium

Published: 2016-11-08

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 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: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: microechinate, perforate, rugulate,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flower of Lepismium monacanthum

1. flower of Lepismium monacanthum

aspect of Lepismium monacanthum

2. aspect of Lepismium monacanthum

polar view (oblique)

3. polar view (oblique)

equatorial view

4. equatorial view

aperture

5. aperture

detail of aperture

6. detail of aperture

exine surface

7. exine surface

polar area

8. polar area

dry pollen grains

9. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. flower of Lepismium monacanthum, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. aspect of Lepismium monacanthum, photographer: Svojtka, M.
  3. polar view (oblique) - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. equatorial view - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. aperture - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. detail of aperture - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. polar area - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. 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., Svojtka M. 2016. Lepismium monacanthum. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Lepismium_monacanthum/302092;jsessionid=238E4CBA6695EFDF131631ABFDAC6E85; accessed 2019-11-20

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