Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Portulaca oleracea PORTULACACEAE

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Morphology

Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s) Grain Arrangement(s)
min max mean min max mean
pollen pantocolpate,
pantoporate
echinate 50.0 65.0 57.5 50.0 65.0 57.5 circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) M
Wall Thickness 3.0
Exine Type(s) tectate
Morphology Notes Periporate. Many pores in circular radial pattern around grain. Tectate/echinate. Exine thickness 3um. Spine 1um long.



Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm dicot Australia (south coast),
West Pacific,
Central Pacific,
Hawaiian Islands,
East Pacific Islands
herb

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Vegetation Community(-ties) herbland
Common Name pigweed, purslane
Habitat Notes Growing in dry loam. Bird and seawater dispersal. Seeds unable to float, remain viable in seawater. Eurasian species, widespread in the tropics adn subtropics. (Occuring on sea-shores, waysides and waste places. Not abundant on Rapa Nui but found in the fossil pollen record in KAO3 of Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Skottsberg noted on the island as well as a plant introduced into several places in the Pacific. Gossen 2010)
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector ANU Access Code
Schodde 672, Adelaide Herbarium 6117

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Collection Site Netherby, Adelaide Plains 4 miles SE of Adelaide, South Australia
Collection Country Australia
Collection Notes Kimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora. Also found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.