Cicer arietinum (Chickpea)

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Title

Cicer arietinum (Chickpea)

Subject

Starch grains viewed under 400x transmitted and cross-polarized light (CPL)

Description

Shape: ovoid / spherical starch grains (non-lenticular). Some forms were almost reniform.
Size: ~12 - 15 microns in this sample.
Surface: smooth
Outer wall: single
Hilum: centric / semi-eccentric
Extinction cross: bilaterally symmetrical, with diffuse center, some have more than four arms "especially those with deep fissures" (Henry et al. 2009: Table 2).
Lamellae: visible
Fissures: often present (mesial longitudinal cleft)

Henry, A.G., Hudson, H.F., and Piperno, D.R. 2009. Changes in starch grain morphologies from cooking. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:914–922.

Source

MPERF - modern sample

Creator

S. Prado

Date

Processed January 11 2022

Type

Starch grain

Identifier

Starch grain

Files

cicer_starch_40x_1a.jpg
cicer_starch_40x_1b.jpg
cicer_starch_40x_5a.jpg
cicer_starch_40x_5b.jpg

Collection

Citation

S. Prado, “Cicer arietinum (Chickpea),” McMaster Microbotanical Research Database, accessed October 3, 2022, https://macmicrobot.omeka.net/items/show/14.