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Veronica gentianoides

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Lamiales, Plantaginaceae, Veronica

Published: 2016-10-17

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): medium-sized (26-50 µm),  pollen class: colpate,  polarity: isopolar,  shape: spheroidal,  outline in polar view: circular,  shape (dry pollen): prolate,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): lobate,  infoldings (dry pollen): aperture(s) sunken,  aperture number: 3,  aperture type: colpus,  aperture condition: colpate, tricolpate,  aperture peculiarities: aperture membrane ornamented

Ornamentation and Structure

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

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

shape hydrated spheroidal to slightly oblate

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

flower(s)

1. flower(s)

hydrated pollen grains

2. hydrated pollen grains

polar view (oblique)

3. polar view (oblique)

equatorial view

4. equatorial view

aperture

5. aperture

detail of aperture

6. detail of aperture

exine surface

7. exine surface

polar area

8. polar area

dry pollen grains

9. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. flower(s), photographer: Buchner, R.
  2. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. polar view (oblique) - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. polar area - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

  • Fischer MA (1975) The Veronica hederifolia group: taxonomy, ecology, and phylogeny. European Floristic and Taxonomic Studies : 48-60
  • 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., Buchner R. 2016. Veronica gentianoides. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Veronica_gentianoides/301565;jsessionid=5A7C771094491268D3AC4C1C3CA51D55; accessed 2018-11-13

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