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Merinthopodium neuranthum

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Solanales, Solanaceae, Merinthopodium

Published: 2017-01-31

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: colporate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): oblate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): triangular,  infoldings (dry pollen): interapertural area sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: margo, brevicolporus

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

ornamentation rugulate in polar aereas, reticulate at the equator; apertural protrusions

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

habitus

1. habitus

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

hydrated pollen

3. hydrated pollen

polar view

4. polar view

equatorial view

5. equatorial view

equatorial view

6. equatorial view

oblique view

7. oblique view

aperture

8. aperture

aperture

9. aperture

aperture

10. aperture

exine surface

11. exine surface

polar area

12. polar area

dry pollen

13. dry pollen

aborted pollen grain,polar view

14. aborted pollen grain, polar view

Ubisch bodies on locule wall

15. Ubisch bodies on locule wall

Picture legend

  1. habitus, photographer: Berger, A.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Berger, A.
  3. hydrated pollen - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. polar view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. oblique view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. aperture - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  11. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  12. polar area - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  13. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  14. aborted pollen grain, polar view - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  15. Ubisch bodies on locule wall - dry, rehydrated (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., BERGER A., Merinthopodium neuranthum. In: PalDat (2017-01-31) - a palynological database. Published on the Internet https://www.paldat.org/pub/Merinthopodium_neuranthum/302983;jsessionid=081EBD519ADA99215819BC9490BA840A [accessed 2017-11-24]