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Tribulus terrestris

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Zygophyllales, Zygophyllaceae, Tribuloideae, Tribulus

Links: http://flora.nhm-wien.ac.at/seiten-arten/tribulus-terrestris.htm

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): 41-50 µm,  shortest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): 41-50 µm,  longest polar axis in equatorial view (LM): -,  shortest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 41-50 µm,  longest diameter in equatorial or polar view (LM): 41-50 µm,  pollen class: porate,  polarity: isopolar,  P/E-ratio: isodiametric,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  dominant orientation (LM): oblique,  P/E-ratio (dry pollen): isodiametric,  shape (dry pollen): cup-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): irregularly infolded,  aperture number: >6,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: pantoporate, porate,  aperture peculiarities: pantoaperturate

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations: Outline of pollen grains in dry conditions, can be circular or irregular.

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

Pictures

habitus

1. habitus

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

aperture,exine surface

7. aperture, exine surface

aperture,exine surface

8. aperture, exine surface

dry pollen

9. dry pollen

dry pollen

10. dry pollen

dry pollen

11. dry pollen

Picture legend

  1. habitus, 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, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  6. hydrated pollen - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  7. aperture, exine surface - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  8. aperture, exine surface - fresh, critical point dried & rehydrated (water) & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  9. dry pollen - fresh, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  10. dry pollen - dry, critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Brkic, A.
  11. 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:

Heigl H., Auer W., Brkic A. 2022. Tribulus terrestris. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Tribulus_terrestris/306552;jsessionid=06E19A6CD960601B5DDA52CAB4EFE575; accessed 2022-08-19

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