Airyscan confocal superresolution images of fossil and modern pollen of Amherstieae (Fabaceae)

  • Ingrid Romero (Creator)
  • Michael A. Urban (Creator)
  • Surangi Punyasena (Creator)



This dataset includes a total of 501 images of 42 fossil specimens of Striatopollis and 459 specimens of 45 extant species of the tribe Amherstieae-Fabaceae. These images were taken using Airyscan confocal superresolution microscopy at 630X magnification (63x/NA 1.4 oil DIC). The images are in the CZI file format. They can be opened using Zeiss propriety software (Zen, Zen lite) or in ImageJ. More information on how to open CZI files can be found here: [].
Date made availableOct 20 2020
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • Zeiss
  • Cenozoic
  • CZI
  • superresolution microscopy
  • tropics
  • Striatopollis catatumbus
  • striate pollen.

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