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Passiflora citrina

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Malpighiales, Passifloraceae, Passiflora

Published: 2016-11-30

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: colpate,  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: 6,  aperture type: colpus,  aperture condition: colporate, hexacolpate, stephanocolpate,  aperture peculiarities: operculum, stephanoaperturate

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

hydrated pollen grains

1. hydrated pollen grains

polar view

2. polar view

equatorial view

3. equatorial view

aperture

4. aperture

exine surface

5. exine surface

dry pollen grain

6. dry pollen grain

Picture legend

  1. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, 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. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. dry pollen grain - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

  • Amela GMT, Galati BG, Anton AM (2002) Microsporogenesis, microgametogenesis and pollen morphology of Passiflora spp. (Passifloraceae). Bot J Linn Soc 139: 383
  • Souza MM, Pereira TNS (2000) Development of pollen grain in yellow passion-fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa; Passifloraceae). Genet Mol Biol 23: 469-473
  • 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. Passiflora citrina. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Passiflora_citrina/302555;jsessionid=6C1767951EC897A6A73E71C1954C12EB; accessed 2018-11-18

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