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Rumex obtusifolius

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Polygonaceae, Rumex

Published: 2016-08-08

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): small (10-25 µm),  pollen class: colporate,  polarity: -,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: -,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): -,  infoldings (dry pollen): -,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: scabrate,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: -,  TEMtectum: eutectate,  infratectum: columellate,  foot layer: continuous,  endexine: compact-continuous,  intine: monolayered,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Sam, Saskia

Pictures

flowers of Rumex obtusifolius

1. flowers of Rumex obtusifolius

pollen grain with generative cell and vegetative nucleus

2. pollen grain with generative cell and vegetative nucleus

upper focus

3. upper focus

optical section

4. optical section

lower focus

5. lower focus

interapertural area of pollen wall

6. interapertural area of pollen wall

apertural area of pollen wall

7. apertural area of pollen wall

pollen wall at transition of aperture and interapertural area

8. pollen wall at transition of aperture and interapertural area

vegetative nucleus (left) and generative cell

9. vegetative nucleus (left) and generative cell

Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

10. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall

Picture legend

  1. flowers of Rumex obtusifolius, photographer: Sam, S.
  2. pollen grain with generative cell and vegetative nucleus - fresh, unfixed, aceto-carmine, photographer: Sam, S.
  3. upper focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Sam, S.
  4. optical section - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Sam, S.
  5. lower focus - fresh, acetolyzed, unstained, photographer: Sam, S.
  6. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.
  7. apertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.
  8. pollen wall at transition of aperture and interapertural area - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.
  9. vegetative nucleus (left) and generative cell - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.
  10. Ubisch bodies on inner anther wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.

Literature

  • Adler W, Oswald K, Fischer R. (1994) Exkursionsflora von Österreich : 1180
  • 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:

Sam S. 2016. Rumex obtusifolius. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Rumex_obtusifolius/301290;jsessionid=D9EDBFCCFEDB003CA9A87B5A34C62F4D; accessed 2018-11-13

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