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Passiflora suberosa

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 number: 6,  aperture type: colpus,  aperture condition: colpate, hexacolpate, stephanocolpate,  aperture peculiarities: operculum, stephanoaperturate

Ornamentation and Structure

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


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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie


equatorial view

1. equatorial view

exine surface

2. exine surface

dry pollen grains

3. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.


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  • 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 suberosa. In: PalDat - A palynological database.;jsessionid=F163817F24201B25AF816BE636BAF29E; accessed 2018-11-20

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