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Vanilla aphylla

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Asparagales, Orchidaceae, Vanilla

Published: 2016-11-07

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: pollinium,  size (pollen unit): small (10-25 µm),  pollen class: porate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: irregular,  outline in polar view: irregular,  shape (dry pollen): irregular,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): irregular,  infoldings (dry pollen): irregularly infolded,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: porus,  aperture condition: porate,  aperture peculiarities: -

Ornamentation and Structure

LMornamentation LM: -,  nexine: -,  sexine: -,  SEMornamentation SEM: perforate,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

shape more or less spherical to ovoid, mostly 3 apertures, irregularly arranged; shape and size varying

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

aspect of Vanilla aphylla

1. aspect of Vanilla aphylla

flower(s)

2. flower(s)

hydrated pollen grains

3. hydrated pollen grains

hydrated pollen grain

4. hydrated pollen grain

hydrated pollen grain

5. hydrated pollen grain

aperture

6. aperture

exine surface

7. exine surface

dry pollen grains

8. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. aspect of Vanilla aphylla, photographer: Svojtka, M.
  2. flower(s), photographer: Svojtka, M.
  3. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. hydrated pollen grain - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

    Copyright and Citation

    Cite this publication as:

    Halbritter H., Svojtka M. 2016. Vanilla aphylla. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Vanilla_aphylla/301977;jsessionid=5B2318B07CA95BC140E5A3A7FF8CF751; accessed 2018-11-15

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