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Tillandsia multicaulis

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Poales, Bromeliaceae, Tillandsia

Published: 2018-03-08

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: sulcate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  shape (dry pollen): boat-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): -,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 1,  aperture type: sulcus,  aperture condition: sulcate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: reticulate, heterobrochate, free-standing columellae,  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

equatorial view

1. equatorial view

oblique proximal polar view

2. oblique proximal polar view

aperture detail,sulcus border

3. aperture detail, sulcus border

exine surface

4. exine surface

dry pollen

5. dry pollen

Ubisch bodies on locule wall

6. Ubisch bodies on locule wall

Picture legend

  1. equatorial view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. oblique proximal polar view - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. aperture detail, sulcus border - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. exine surface - dry, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. dry pollen - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. Ubisch bodies on locule wall - dry, sputter coated with gold, 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., Tillandsia multicaulis. In: PalDat (2018-03-08) - a palynological database. Published on the Internet https://www.paldat.org/pub/Tillandsia_multicaulis/303197;jsessionid=F6796B59EA733ECFF841B080395555D3 [accessed 2018-06-24]