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Polycarpaea robbairea

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Caryophyllaceae, Polycarpaea


Published: 2021-05-07

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): -,  size of hydrated pollen (LM): 16-20 µm,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 16-20 µm,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 16-20 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: colpate,  polarity: isopolar,  P/E-ratio: oblate,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): polar,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): -,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): -,  infoldings (dry pollen): -,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colpus,  aperture condition: colpate, tricolpate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

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


pollen coatings: -,  reserves in cytoplasm: -,  cell number: 3-celled,  Ubisch bodies: -

Author(s) of diagnosis: Koelzer, Karen



1. habitus

acetolyzed pollen

2. acetolyzed pollen

hydrated pollen

3. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

4. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

5. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen,sperm cells

6. hydrated pollen, sperm cells

Picture legend

  1. habitus, photographer: Koelzer, K.
  2. acetolyzed pollen - dry, acetolyzed & glycerine, unstained, photographer: Koelzer, K.
  3. hydrated pollen - dry, glycerine, unstained, photographer: Koelzer, K.
  4. hydrated pollen - dry, glycerine, unstained, photographer: Koelzer, K.
  5. hydrated pollen - dry, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Koelzer, K.
  6. hydrated pollen, sperm cells - fresh, glycerine, aceto-carmine, photographer: Koelzer, K.


    Copyright and Citation

    Cite this publication as:

    Koelzer K. 2021. Polycarpaea robbairea. In: PalDat - A palynological database.;jsessionid=CE81A070D14944201336BF07F5BBF52E; accessed 2021-06-15