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Mimosa pudica

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Fabales, Fabaceae, Mimosa

Published: 2016-12-29

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: tetrad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: tetrad tetrahedral,  size (pollen unit): very small (<10 µm),  size of hydrated pollen (LM): -,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  pollen class: tetrad,  polarity: heteropolar,  P/E-ratio: oblate,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: -,  dominant orientation (LM): -,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): oblate,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): -,  infoldings (dry pollen): not infolded,  aperture number: none,  aperture type: no aperture,  aperture condition: inaperturate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: areolate,  suprasculpture SEM: -,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -,  supratectal element: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

tetrads

2. tetrads

tetrad

3. tetrad

tetrad

4. tetrad

tetrad surface

5. tetrad surface

detail of tetrad surface

6. detail of tetrad surface

dry tetrads

7. dry tetrads

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. tetrads - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. tetrad - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. tetrad - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. tetrad surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. detail of tetrad surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. 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. Mimosa pudica. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Mimosa_pudica/302902;jsessionid=CB4126F9BAA401F743841F7F0869B796; accessed 2021-01-21

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