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Mercurialis perennis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Malpighiales, Euphorbiaceae, Mercurialis

Published: 2017-01-05

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: colporate,  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: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: reticulate, microgemmate,  TEMtectum: semitectate,  infratectum: columellate,  foot layer: continuous,  endexine: compact-continuous,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

pollen coatings: pollenkitt,  reserves in cytoplasm: -,  cell number: 2-celled,  Ubisch bodies: present

Annotations

endexine very thin

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie; Weber, Martina

Pictures

habitus,flower(s)

1. habitus, flower(s)

polar view

2. polar view

equatorial view

3. equatorial view

aperture

4. aperture

detail of aperture

5. detail of aperture

exine surface

6. exine surface

dry pollen grains

7. dry pollen grains

pollen wall

8. pollen wall

aperture

9. aperture

Picture legend

  1. habitus, flower(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. polar view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, uranyl acetate & lead citrate, photographer: Weber, M.
  9. aperture - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Weber, M.

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., Weber M. 2017. Mercurialis perennis. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Mercurialis_perennis/302824;jsessionid=83B8ABB0DD9AF6DEBA04AC838ABC2901; accessed 2018-11-15

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