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Maianthemum bifolium

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Asparagales, Asparagaceae, Maianthemum

Published: 2016-10-18

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: sulcate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  shape (dry pollen): boat-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): no suitable term,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: sulcus,  aperture condition: sulcate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

flower(s)

3. flower(s)

polar distal view

4. polar distal view

polar proximal view

5. polar proximal view

equatorial view

6. equatorial view

equatorial view

7. equatorial view

detail of sulcus

8. detail of sulcus

sulcus border

9. sulcus border

exine surface

10. exine surface

dry pollen grains

11. dry pollen grains

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

12. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Buchner, R.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Buchner, R.
  3. flower(s), photographer: Buchner, R.
  4. polar distal view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. polar proximal view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. detail of sulcus - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. sulcus border - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  11. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  12. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall - fresh, rehydration (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., Buchner R. 2016. Maianthemum bifolium. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Maianthemum_bifolium/301593;jsessionid=66C43DB4B87C6FD5B6BEE26D00CC2F3D; accessed 2018-11-20

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