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Werauhia gladioliflora

Taxonomy: Angiospermae, Poales, Bromeliaceae, Werauhia

Published: 2016-03-10

Pollen Description

Shape, Size and Aperture

pollen unit: monad,  dispersal unit and peculiarities: monad,  size (pollen unit): large (51-100 µm),  pollen class: sulcate,  polarity: heteropolar,  shape: oblate,  outline in polar view: elliptic,  shape (dry pollen): boat-shaped,  outline in polar view (dry pollen): no suitable term,  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: reticulate,  TEMtectum: -,  infratectum: -,  foot layer: -,  endexine: -,  intine: -,  wall peculiarities: -

Miscellaneous

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

Annotations

ornamentation reticulate; at the apices perforate

Author(s) of diagnosis: Halbritter, Heidemarie

Pictures

hydrated pollen grains

1. hydrated pollen grains

hydrated pollen grains

2. hydrated pollen grains

polar distal view

3. polar distal view

polar distal view

4. polar distal view

polar proximal view

5. polar proximal view

equatorial view

6. equatorial view

equatorial view

7. equatorial view

detail of aperture

8. detail of aperture

detail of sulcus

9. detail of sulcus

exine surface

10. exine surface

exine surface

11. exine surface

exine surface (apex)

12. exine surface (apex)

dry pollen grains

13. dry pollen grains

dry pollen grains

14. dry pollen grains

Picture legend

  1. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  2. hydrated pollen grains - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  3. polar distal view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  4. polar distal view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  5. polar proximal view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  6. equatorial view - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  7. equatorial view - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  8. detail of aperture - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  9. detail of sulcus - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  10. exine surface - fresh, rehydrated (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  11. exine surface - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  12. exine surface (apex) - fresh, rehydration (water) & critical point dried & sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  13. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.
  14. dry pollen grains - dry, sputter coated with gold, photographer: Halbritter, H.

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

Copyright and Citation

Cite this publication as:

Halbritter H. 2016. Werauhia gladioliflora. In: PalDat - A palynological database. https://www.paldat.org/pub/Werauhia_gladioliflora/300592;jsessionid=6B6494D50BF5D9B8677E3592847A88CD; accessed 2018-11-20

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