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Viscum laxum

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Santanales, Santalaceae, Viscum

Published: 2016-11-08

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: baculate, fossulate,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

hydrated pollen grains

1. hydrated pollen grains

polar view

2. polar view

slightly oblique equatorial view

3. slightly oblique equatorial view

detail of aperture

4. detail of aperture

exine surface

5. exine surface

dry pollen grains

6. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. polar view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. slightly oblique equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

Literature

  • Feuer S, Kuijt J (1982) Fine structure of Mistletoe pollen IV. Amer J Bot 69: 1-12
  • Feuer S, Kuijt J, Wiens D (1982) Fine structure of Mistletoe pollen V. Amer J Bot 69: 163-187
  • Gottl E (1993) The thermal alterations of the pollen grains of Viscum album L. (Loranthaceae, s.str. Viscaceae). Plant Cell Biology and Development M Kedves : 74-76
  • Liu LF, Qiu HX (1993) Pollenmorphology of Loranthaceae in China. Guihaia 13: 235-245
  • Serbanescu-Jitariu G (1985) Contribution à l'étude palynologique de la famille Loranthaceae. Rev Roum Biol véget Bucarest 30: 19-21
  • Halbritter, H (1998) Preparing living pollen material for scanning electron microscopy using 2,2-dimethoxypropane (DMP) and criticalpoint drying. Biotechnic Histochem 73: 137–143
  • Decaisne J (1839) Mémoire sur le développement du pollen de l'ovule et sur la structure des l'iges du gui (Viscum album). Mém Acad R Belg 13: 1-54

Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

HALBRITTER H., Viscum laxum. In: PalDat (2016-11-08) - a palynological database. Published on the Internet https://www.paldat.org/pub/Viscum_laxum/302141;jsessionid=F3F0A3993E7D7F84B071EB7DC7874078 [accessed 2018-05-27]

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