Lens culinaris (Lentil)

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Title

Lens culinaris (Lentil)

Subject

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

Description

Shape: ovoid and sometimes kidney shaped/reniform (non-lenticular)
Surface: smooth - wrinkled
Outer wall: single
Hilum: centric
Extinction cross: bilaterally symmetrical and often diffuse (Henry et al. 2009: Table 2).
Lamellae: visible
Fissures: central fissure (mesial longitudinal cleft - both shallow or deep) typically present
Size: within this sample grains ranged from ~10 - 18 microns.
Plant part: seed

Supporting literature:
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

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Collection

Citation

S. Prado, “Lens culinaris (Lentil),” McMaster Microbotanical Research Database, accessed October 3, 2022, https://macmicrobot.omeka.net/items/show/15.