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Tradescantia spathacea

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Commelinales, Commelinaceae, Tradescantia

Links: https://tropicos.org/name/8300574

Published: 2022-05-13

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  size of hydrated pollen (LM): -,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): -,  pollen class: sulcate,  polarity: heteropolar,  P/E-ratio: oblate,  shape: -,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  dominant orientation (LM): -,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): oblate,  shape (dry pollen): boat-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): elliptic,  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: perforate, microverrucate,  suprasculpture SEM: -,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -,  supratectal element: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Brkic, Amra

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

hydrated pollen,dry pollen

2. hydrated pollen, dry pollen

hydrated pollen,dry pollen,oblique view

3. hydrated pollen, dry pollen, oblique view

hydrated pollen,equatorial view

4. hydrated pollen, equatorial view

aperture detail

5. aperture detail

aperture detail

6. aperture detail

exine surface,aperture detail

7. exine surface, aperture detail

dry pollen

8. dry pollen

dry pollen

9. dry pollen

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Brkic, A.
  2. hydrated pollen, dry pollen - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  3. hydrated pollen, dry pollen, oblique view - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  4. hydrated pollen, equatorial view - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  5. aperture detail - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  6. aperture detail - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  7. exine surface, aperture detail - 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.
  9. dry pollen - dry, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.

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
  • 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:

Brkic A. 2022. Tradescantia spathacea. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Tradescantia_spathacea/306559;jsessionid=B1F683D658A8980F0E05D3909A39FFBB; accessed 2022-08-19