Pollen and Spore Atlas

Fimbristylis cymosa CYPERACEAE

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Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s) Polar Shape(s) Grain Arrangement(s)
min max mean min max mean
pollen monocolpate (monosulcate) reticulate 25.1 35.6 30.3 23.7 24.6 24.0 oblate,
circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 1
Wall Thickness 1.0
Morphology Notes reticulate to scabrate surface susceptible to damage in laboratory

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm monocot Australia (tropical) herb

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Vegetation Community(-ties) herbland
Ecology Notes Distribution includes: Northern Australia, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean Islands and Pacific Ocean Islands.
Habitat Notes Perrenial sedge. Alluvium and sandy substrates. Beach dunes, brackish open sites and often found on disturbed ground. Landward of mangrove communities.
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
Anne & Mark Myerscough Charles Darwin University 17076

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Collection Site Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 2004-06-17
Institution Link
Collection Method floral reference
Herbarium Sample false
Herbarium Notes I'D by Bob Harwood (N.T Herbarium)
Preparation Method Sample preparation performed at ANU. Sample sent to ANU: 22/07/2004.
Slide Medium glycerol
Microscopic Instrument Zeiss Axio Imager M1
Collection Notes Kimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora. Also found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.