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Narthecium ossifragum

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Liliales, Melanthiaceae, Narthecium

Published: 2020-12-27

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): small (10-25 µm),  size of hydrated pollen (LM): 16-20 µm, 21-25 µm,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 16-20 µm,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 21-25 µm,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 16-20 µm,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 16-20 µm,  pollen class: sulcate,  polarity: heteropolar,  P/E-ratio: oblate,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  dominant orientation (LM): equatorial,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): -,  shape (dry pollen): boat-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): -,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: sulcus,  aperture condition: sulcate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations: size: small to medium

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie; Auer, Waltraud

Pictures

hydrated pollen

1. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

2. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

3. hydrated pollen

polar distal view

4. polar distal view

polar proximal view (oblique)

5. polar proximal view (oblique)

equatorial view

6. equatorial view

sulcus border

7. sulcus border

exine surface

8. exine surface

dry pollen grains

9. dry pollen grains

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

10. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

Picture legend

  1. hydrated pollen - fresh, glycerine, unstained, photographer: Auer, W.
  2. hydrated pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Auer, W.
  3. hydrated pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Auer, W.
  4. polar distal view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. polar proximal view (oblique) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. sulcus border - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall - fresh, 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., Auer W. 2020. Narthecium ossifragum. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Narthecium_ossifragum/304722;jsessionid=373705B7BE66E26F457DF44F51B4C310; accessed 2021-10-17

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