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Pulsatilla vernalis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ranunculales, Ranunculaceae, Pulsatilla

Published: 2016-11-28

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 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: 3,  aperture type: colpus,  aperture condition: colpate, tricolpate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: microechinate, perforate,  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

flowers of Pulsatilla vernalis

1. flowers of Pulsatilla vernalis

flowers of Pulsatilla vernalis

2. flowers of Pulsatilla vernalis

flower of Pulsatilla vernalis

3. flower of Pulsatilla vernalis

polar view

4. polar view

equatorial view

5. equatorial view

oblique view

6. oblique view

aperture

7. aperture

detail of aperture

8. detail of aperture

exine surface

9. exine surface

polar area

10. polar area

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

11. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

dry pollen grains

12. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. flowers of Pulsatilla vernalis, photographer: Eßl A.
  2. flowers of Pulsatilla vernalis, photographer: Eßl A.
  3. flower of Pulsatilla vernalis, photographer: Eßl A.
  4. polar view - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. oblique view - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. polar area - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  11. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall - fresh, rehydration (water) & DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  12. dry pollen grains - dry, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

  • Oberschneider W (1998) Pollenmorphologie der Ranunculanae. Diplomarbeit. Universität Wien : 125 pp
  • 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., Eßl A. 2016. Pulsatilla vernalis. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Pulsatilla_vernalis/302476;jsessionid=D5985769B0D82912A23B99F69DFEF606; accessed 2018-11-17

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