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Linum flavum

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Malpighiales, Linaceae, Linum

Published: 2016-11-28

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,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

short-styled and long-styled morphs differ in ornamentation: short-styled baculate,

long-styled clavate

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

polar view (long-styled morph)

2. polar view (long-styled morph)

slightly oblique polar view (short-styled morph)

3. slightly oblique polar view (short-styled morph)

aperture (short-styled morph)

4. aperture (short-styled morph)

exine surface (short-styled morph)

5. exine surface (short-styled morph)

exine surface (long-styled morph)

6. exine surface (long-styled morph)

polar area (long-styled morph)

7. polar area (long-styled morph)

dry pollen grains (short-styled morph)

8. dry pollen grains (short-styled morph)

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. polar view (long-styled morph) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. slightly oblique polar view (short-styled morph) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. aperture (short-styled morph) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface (short-styled morph) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. exine surface (long-styled morph) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. polar area (long-styled morph) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. dry pollen grains (short-styled morph) - 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. Linum flavum. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Linum_flavum/302457;jsessionid=CEF94CC44D605B6415111D10572A6B66; accessed 2018-11-15

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