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Sanguisorba officinalis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Rosales, Rosaceae, Sanguisorba

Published: 2016-11-29

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 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: oblate,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): -,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): prolate,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): lobate,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 6,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, hexacolporate, stephanocolporate,  aperture peculiarities: stephanoaperturate

Ornamentation and Structure

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


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

Annotations: colpi sometimes irregularly arranged or anastomosing

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie


flowers of Sanguisorba officinalis

1. flowers of Sanguisorba officinalis

polar view (equatorial)

2. polar view (equatorial)

equatorial view

3. equatorial view

detail of aperture

4. detail of aperture

exine surface

5. exine surface

polar area

6. polar area

dry pollen grains

7. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. flowers of Sanguisorba officinalis, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. polar view (equatorial) - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. equatorial view - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. detail of aperture - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. polar area - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. dry pollen grains - dry, photographer: Halbritter, H.


  • 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. Sanguisorba officinalis. In: PalDat - A palynological database.;jsessionid=24671516B997F0C70105AE01E591D2D3; accessed 2020-08-14

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