Pollen and Spore Atlas

Achyranthes aspera AMARANTHACEAE

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equatorial view
equatorial view
polar view
polar view
surface pattern
surface pattern
wall view
wall view
aperture view
aperture 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 reticulate 13.9 22.5 18.8 15.6 20.7 17.9 circular,
circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 3
Wall Evenness(es) even
Pore Shape(s) circular
Morphology Notes Approx 30-40 pores. Exine appears to have a rough texture.

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s) Cultivated
angiosperm dicot Australia (tropical) herb false

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Common Name chaff flower
Habitat Notes Located along river and creek embankments. Found on sandy soils and alluvium.
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
Anne & Mark Myerscough Charles Darwin University 17002

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Collection Site Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 2004-07-15
Institution Link
Collection Method floral reference
Herbarium Notes I'D by Ian Cowie (N.T. Herbarium)
Preparation Method Sample sent to ANU 7/8/2004. Sample preparation performed at ANU.
Slide Medium glycerol
Microscopic Instrument Zeiss Axio Imager M1
Collection Notes Kimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora. Project area: Moorea, Tahiti