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Luzula sylvatica

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Poales, Juncaceae, Luzula

Published: 2016-12-29

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: tetrad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: tetrad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: ulcerate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): cup-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): circular,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: ulcus,  aperture condition: ulcerate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: microverrucate, perforate,  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

hydrated tetrad

1. hydrated tetrad

aperture

2. aperture

exine surface

3. exine surface

exine surface in apertural area

4. exine surface in apertural area

dry tetrads

5. dry tetrads

Picture legend

  1. hydrated tetrad - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. exine surface in apertural area - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. dry 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. 2016. Luzula sylvatica. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Luzula_sylvatica/302894;jsessionid=0E80B9D33C179262C4E16DB5C2CDEA6D; accessed 2018-11-18

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