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Quesnelia lateralis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Poales, Bromeliaceae, Quesnelia

Published: 2016-05-19

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: porate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  shape (dry pollen): oblate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): irregularly infolded,  aperture number: 2,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, diporate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane smooth

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

inflorescence(s)

1. inflorescence(s)

polar view (proximal)

2. polar view (proximal)

slightly oblique equatorial view

3. slightly oblique equatorial view

equatorial view

4. equatorial view

aperture

5. aperture

exine surface

6. exine surface

dry pollen grains

7. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. inflorescence(s), photographer: Till, W.
  2. polar view (proximal) - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. slightly oblique equatorial view - 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. aperture - 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. 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., Till W. 2016. Quesnelia lateralis. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Quesnelia_lateralis/301067;jsessionid=8A2870CDE5383A731B4BFB9450194983; accessed 2018-11-17

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