Pollen and Spore Atlas

Spinifex longifolius POACEAE

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Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Equatorial Shape(s) Grain Arrangement(s)
min max mean
pollen monoporate scabrate 40.9 50.6 44.9 circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 1
Wall Evenness(es) even
Wall Thickness 2.27
Pore Shape(s) circular (with annulus)
Pore Size 3.92
Morphology Notes Pore size (3.14 - 4.31), with annulus 11.20um (10.06 - 12.06). Scabrate to faintly reticulate.

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm monocot Maritime Southeast Asia,
Australia (tropical)

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Vegetation Community(-ties) herbland
Common Name beach spinifex
Habitat Notes Coastal sand dunes. Low growing on the foredune.
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
Anne & Mark Myerscough Charles Darwin University 17247

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Collection Site Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 2004-06-17
Institution Link
Collection Method floral reference
Herbarium Sample false
Herbarium Notes Identified by Bob Harwood
Preparation Method Sample preparation performed at ANU. Sample sent to ANU 22/08/2004
Slide Medium glycerol
Microscopic Instrument Zeiss Axio Imager M1
Collection Notes Kimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora