Pollen and Spore Atlas

Bassia eriacantha CHENOPODIACEAE

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equatorial view
equatorial view
polar view
polar view
surface pattern
surface pattern
wall view
wall view


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 pantoporate scabrate 27.5 32.4 30.0 27.5 32.4 circular circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) M
Exine Type(s) tectate
Columella visible
Pore Shape(s) circular (with annulus)
Pore Size 1.7 - 2.7

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s) Cultivated
angiosperm dicot Australia (arid),
Australia (east coast),
Australia (south coast),
Australia (south west)
herb false

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Vegetation Community(-ties) herbland, scrub and/or heathland
Common Name silky copperburr
Ecology Notes Synonyms: Sclerolaena eriacantha (F.Muell.) Ulbr. Bassia eriacantha R.H.Anderson
Habitat Notes Top of shale residue
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
B. Lay 648 (AD) ANU 7919

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Collection Site Miller's Creek Station, NW plains of South Australia
Collection Country Australia
Collection Notes Photographed