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Silene acaulis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Caryophyllales, Caryophyllaceae, Silene

Published: 2016-06-13

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: porate,  polarity: -,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): spheroidal,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): circular,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: >6,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate, pantoporate,  aperture peculiarities: operculum, pantoaperturate

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

habitus of Silene acaulis

1. habitus of Silene acaulis

hydrated pollen grains

2. hydrated pollen grains

hydrated pollen grain

3. hydrated pollen grain

exine surface

4. exine surface

aperture

5. aperture

aperture

6. aperture

exine surface

7. exine surface

dry pollen grains

8. dry pollen grains

Ubisch bodies on tapetum cell wall

9. Ubisch bodies on tapetum cell wall

Picture legend

  1. habitus of Silene acaulis, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. aperture - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. aperture - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. dry pollen grains - dry, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. Ubisch bodies on tapetum cell wall - dry, 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. Silene acaulis. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Silene_acaulis/301171;jsessionid=45B96E7D5A04908613E35B6F11FE8D8C; accessed 2018-11-14

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