Pollen and Spore Atlas

Chenopodium glaucum ssp ambigium 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 psilate,
18.7 25.0 21.8 18.7 25.0 21.0 circular circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) M
Wall Thickness 2.0
Exine Type(s) tectate
Columella visible
Pore Shape(s) circular (with annulus)
Morphology Notes Columnellae under ektexine. Periporate, pores with costae.

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s) Cultivated
angiosperm dicot Maritime Southeast Asia,
Australia (south coast),
East Pacific Islands,
Other outside Australasia
herb false

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Vegetation Community(-ties) herbland
Common Name oak-leaved goosefoot, alweo
Habitat Notes Depression by roadside. (Gossen 2010) On the sea shore Hanga Ho Orno, rocky beach near Hango Piko and on the islet Motu Nui on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Possible dispersal by birds. Native to Rapa Nui. Also found in Australia, Tasman, New Zealand and now Europe to Asia. Edible.
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
D. Hunt (AD) ANU 6396

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Collection Site Junction of Lucindale & Callindale Roads ~ 35km W of Naracoorte, SE of South Australia
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 1920-01-01
Collection Notes Photographed