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Spathiphyllum wallisii

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Alismatales, Araceae, Monsteroideae, Spathiphylleae, Spathiphyllum


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): 21-25 µm,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 21-25 µm,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 21-25 µm,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 21-25 µm,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 21-25 µm,  pollen class: plicate,  polarity: isopolar,  P/E-ratio: oblate,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): oblique,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): oblate,  shape (dry pollen): -,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): elliptic,  infoldings (dry pollen): -,  aperture number: none,  aperture type: no aperture,  aperture condition: inaperturate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

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


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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Heigl, Helmut; Brkic, Amra



1. inflorescence(s)

hydrated pollen

2. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

3. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

4. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

5. hydrated pollen

hydrated pollen

6. hydrated pollen

exine surface

7. exine surface

dry pollen

8. dry pollen

Picture legend

  1. inflorescence(s), photographer: Brkic, A.
  2. hydrated pollen - fresh, glycerine, unstained, photographer: Heigl, H.
  3. hydrated pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Heigl, H.
  4. hydrated pollen - fresh, glycerine, ruthenium red, photographer: Heigl, H.
  5. hydrated pollen - fresh, sputter coated with gold & rehydrated (water) & critical point dried, photographer: Brkic, A.
  6. hydrated pollen - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  7. 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.


  • 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:

Heigl H., Brkic A. 2022. Spathiphyllum wallisii. In: PalDat - A palynological database.;jsessionid=1612EE7E2631935E6D56A3C4D9539EF6; accessed 2022-08-19

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