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Pitcairnia flammea

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Poales, Bromeliaceae, Pitcairnia

Published: 2016-01-26

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: sulcate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  shape (dry pollen): boat-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): no suitable term,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: sulcus,  aperture condition: sulcate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

polar proximal view

1. polar proximal view

equatorial view

2. equatorial view

equatorial view

3. equatorial view

oblique view

4. oblique view

detail of sulcus

5. detail of sulcus

exine surface

6. exine surface

dry pollen grains

7. dry pollen grains

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

8. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

Picture legend

  1. polar proximal view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. oblique view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. detail of sulcus - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

    Copyright and Citation

    Cite this publication as:

    Halbritter H. 2016. Pitcairnia flammea. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Pitcairnia_flammea/300334;jsessionid=7435802C5D9AF1901CE3E13AB6EBFC55; accessed 2018-11-20

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