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Reseda alba

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Brassicales, Resedaceae, Resedeae, Reseda

Links: https://tropicos.org/name/27300001

Published: 2022-05-09

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): small (10-25 µm),  size of hydrated pollen (LM): -,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  pollen class: colporate,  polarity: isopolar,  P/E-ratio: isodiametric,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): -,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): oblate,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): lobate,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: tricolporate, colporate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane psilate

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations: The colpi are long with distinct margin. The pori are almost as big as the colpi and can be clearly seen in dry condition. In hydrated condition, pollen may therefore be misinterpreted as colpate.

Author(s) of diagnosis: Brkic, Amra

Pictures

habitus

1. habitus

hydrated pollen,polar view

2. hydrated pollen, polar view

hydrated pollen,oblique view

3. hydrated pollen, oblique view

equatorial view,hydrated pollen

4. equatorial view, hydrated pollen

aperture detail

5. aperture detail

exine surface,aperture detail

6. exine surface, aperture detail

hydrated pollen,exine surface

7. hydrated pollen, exine surface

dry pollen

8. dry pollen

Picture legend

  1. habitus, photographer: Brkic, A.
  2. hydrated pollen, polar view - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  3. hydrated pollen, oblique view - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  4. equatorial view, hydrated pollen - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  5. aperture detail - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  6. exine surface, aperture detail - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  7. hydrated pollen, exine surface - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  8. dry pollen - dry, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.

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
  • Halbritter H, Ulrich S, Grímsson F, Weber M, Zetter R, Hesse M, Buchner R, Svojtka M, Frosch-Radivo A (2018) Illustrated Pollen Terminology 2nd Edition

Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Brkic A. 2022. Reseda alba. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Reseda_alba/306548;jsessionid=FDE0154B0E3A199367776CB34D425320; accessed 2022-08-18