Pollen and Spore Atlas

Adiantum aethiopicum ADIANTACEAE

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Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Polar Shape(s)
min max mean min max mean
spore trichotomosulcate psilate 27.0 34.0 31.0 19.0 27.0 23.0 triangular (concave)

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Wall Thickness 1.8
Morphology Notes Trilete, radiosymmetrical, heteropolar. Triangular in pv. Contact faces semipyramidal, distal face strongly convex. Laesurae reach equator. 23 (19-27) x 31 (27-34). Exine 1.8, psilate.

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Floristic Region(s)
fern Australia (south coast)

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Ecology Notes L.
Habitat Notes Not planted. Relatively undisturbed scrub where creek meets track
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Collector ANU Access Code
J. M. Wheeler ANU 320 8520

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Collection Site Mt Lofty Botanic Garden, Mt Lofty Range, South Australia
Collection Country Australia