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Tilia tomentosa

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Malvales, Malvaceae, Tilia

Published: 2016-08-08

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: colporate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): oblate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): circular,  infoldings (dry pollen): irregularly infolded,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colporus,  aperture condition: colporate, tricolporate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented, brevicolporus, oncus

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

pollen coatings: absent,  reserves in cytoplasm: starch,  cell number: 2-celled,  Ubisch bodies: present

Author(s) of diagnosis: Sam, Saskia

Pictures

habitus of Tilia tomentosa

1. habitus of Tilia tomentosa

flowers of Tilia tomentosa

2. flowers of Tilia tomentosa

upper focus

3. upper focus

optical section

4. optical section

lower focus

5. lower focus

pollen grain with generative cell and vegetative nucleus

6. pollen grain with generative cell and vegetative nucleus

polar view

7. polar view

equatorial view

8. equatorial view

aperture

9. aperture

exine surface

10. exine surface

dry pollen grains

11. dry pollen grains

polar view (dry pollen grain)

12. polar view (dry pollen grain)

anther wall with Ubisch bodies

13. anther wall with Ubisch bodies

pollen grain in cross section

14. pollen grain in cross section

interapertural area of pollen wall

15. interapertural area of pollen wall

apertural area of pollen wall

16. apertural area of pollen wall

Picture legend

  1. habitus of Tilia tomentosa, photographer: Sam, S.
  2. flowers of Tilia tomentosa, 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. pollen grain with generative cell and vegetative nucleus - fresh, unfixed, aceto-carmine, photographer: Sam, S.
  7. polar view - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Sam, S.
  8. equatorial view - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Sam, S.
  9. aperture - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Sam, S.
  10. exine surface - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Sam, S.
  11. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Sam, S.
  12. polar view (dry pollen grain) - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Sam, S.
  13. anther wall with Ubisch bodies - fresh, DMP & critical point dried, photographer: Sam, S.
  14. pollen grain in cross section - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.
  15. interapertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.
  16. apertural area of pollen wall - fresh, glutaraldehyde & osmium & potassium ferrocyanide, modified Thiéry-test, photographer: Sam, S.

Literature

  • Anderson GJ (1976) The pollination biology of Tilia. Amer J Bot 63: 1203-1212
  • Chambers TC, Godwin H (1961) The fine structure of the pollen wall of Tilia platyphyllos. New Phytol 3?: 393-399
  • Chambers TC, Godwin H (1971) Scanning electron microscopy of Tilia pollen. New Phytol 70: 687-692
  • Hesse M (1993) Pollenkitt development and composition in Tilia platyphyllos (Tiliaceae) analysed by conventional and energy filtering TEM. Pl Syst Evol, Suppl 7: 39-52
  • 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. Tilia tomentosa. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Tilia_tomentosa/301294;jsessionid=F7E30649430E0E9484E8BC35A5CEF099; accessed 2018-11-15

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