Pollen and Spore Atlas

Nasturtium officinale BRASSICACEAE

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equatorial view
equatorial 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 tricolpate reticulate 15.0 20.0 18.0 16.0 18.0 17.0 prolate trilobate monad

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Surface Pattern 'reticulate':
Murus Formation 3
Wall Thickness 2.4
Morphology Notes Tricolpate. Prolate spheroidal in ev, trilobed in pv. 18 (15-20) x 17 (16-18). Exine 2.4, sexine slightly gt nexine; retipilate/reticulate.

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm dicot Australia (arid),
East Pacific Islands

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Habitat Notes In old Aroona Valley Homestead Spring. Also found in the crater lake Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island)(Gossen,2010)
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Collector ANU Access Code
B. Copley 2253 (AD) 6030

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Collection Site Aroona Homestead ~65km NNE of Hawker, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Collection Country Australia