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Rhodothamnus chamaecistus

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Ericales, Ericaceae, Rhodothamnus

Published: 2016-11-25

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: tetrad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: tetrad tetrahedral, tetrad decussate, tetrad planar,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: tetrad,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): irregular,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): interapertural area sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

hydrated tetrads with viscin threads

2. hydrated tetrads with viscin threads

hydrated tetrad

3. hydrated tetrad

aperture

4. aperture

exine surface

5. exine surface

viscin thread on pollen surface

6. viscin thread on pollen surface

dry tetrads

7. dry tetrads

tapetum with Ubisch bodies

8. tapetum with Ubisch bodies

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated tetrads with viscin threads - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. hydrated tetrad - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. viscin thread on pollen surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. dry tetrads - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. tapetum with Ubisch bodies - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & 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. 2016. Rhodothamnus chamaecistus. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Rhodothamnus_chamaecistus/302420;jsessionid=5721DB20BA2DACE0859240184D100516; accessed 2019-02-20

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