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Picea abies

Taxonomy: Gymnospermae, Pinales, Pinaceae, Picea

Published: 2016-11-23

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): very large (>100 µm),  pollen class: saccate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): -,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: leptoma,  aperture condition: -,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

male cone(s)

1. male cone(s)

polar view (distal)

2. polar view (distal)

polar view (proximal)

3. polar view (proximal)

equatorial view

4. equatorial view

leptoma

5. leptoma

exine surface

6. exine surface

exine surface (saccus)

7. exine surface (saccus)

dry pollen grains

8. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. male cone(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. polar view (distal) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. polar view (proximal) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. leptoma - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. exine surface (saccus) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. dry pollen grains - 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. Picea abies. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Picea_abies/302357;jsessionid=E3C5D0695C886F20D352DC5D4901295F; accessed 2018-11-14

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