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Taxodium distichum

Taxonomy: Gymnospermae, Pinales, Cupressaceae, Taxodioideae, Taxodium

Published: 2020-02-24

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: -,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): irregular,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): -,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: leptoma,  aperture condition: -,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: scabrate,  nexine: present,  sexine: present,  SEMornamentation SEM: microverrucate, microechinate, fossulate,  TEMtectum: eutectate,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: papilla, adhering Ubisch bodies

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Bouchal, Johannes Martin

Pictures

distal view

1. distal view

equatorial view

2. equatorial view

equatorial view

3. equatorial view

equatorial view,exine surface

4. equatorial view, exine surface

distal view

5. distal view

distal view,exine surface,papilla

6. distal view, exine surface, papilla

distal view,exine surface

7. distal view, exine surface

Picture legend

  1. distal view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bouchal, J.
  2. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bouchal, J.
  3. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bouchal, J.
  4. equatorial view, exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bouchal, J.
  5. distal view - dry, acetolyzed & ethanol (70 %) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bouchal, J.
  6. distal view, exine surface, papilla - dry, acetolyzed & ethanol (70 %) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bouchal, J.
  7. distal view, exine surface - dry, acetolyzed & ethanol (70 %) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Bouchal, J.

Literature

  • Kvavadze EV (1988) The pollen of Taxodiaceae and its peculiarities Metsniereba
  • Bouchal, JM; Denk T. (2020) Low taxonomic resolution of papillate Cupressaceae pollen (former Taxodiaceae) impairs their applicability for palaeo-habitat reconstruction Grana 59

Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Bouchal J. 2020. Taxodium distichum. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Taxodium_distichum/303673;jsessionid=EFE1CCBC73D8A0FACBCB54493B51BEC8; accessed 2020-04-07