Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Ruellia tuberosa ACANTHACEAE

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Code271-44-2

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Morphology

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 tricolpate rugulate,
scabrate
65.5 84.9 76.6 61.2 80.5 74.8 perprolate circular monad

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Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm dicot Australia (tropical),
Australia (arid),
Australia (south west)
herb

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Vegetation Community(-ties) woodland, herbland
Common Name spearpod
Habitat Notes Herb (annual or perennial) Native to northern and central America. Alien to Australia - found in WA, NT an Qld through woodland and herbland; common on loamy and wet soils. Occupies margins of saltmarshes, subject to inundation, close to creeklines and rivers.
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector ANU Access Code
Anne & Mark Myerscough 17001

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Collection Site Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 2005-01-20
Collection Method floral reference
Preparation Method Sample preparation performed at ANU. Samples sent to ANU 11/02/2005
Slide Medium glycerol
Microscopic Instrument Zeiss Axio Imager M1
Collection Notes Kimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora