Pollen and Spore Atlas

Aeschyromene americaca FABACEAE

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equatorial view
equatorial view
polar view
polar view
surface pattern
surface pattern
wall view
wall view
aperture view
aperture view
unique feature
unique feature


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 syncolporate,
reticulate 18.7 22.0 20.7 19.2 21.8 20.2 suboblate circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 3
Surface Pattern 'reticulate':
Muri Homogeneity(-ties) homobrochate
Wall Evenness(es) thinner on pole
Pore Shape(s) lalongate
Morphology Notes Narrow pattern on wall; thickness average 1.87 at poles and 2.34 at equator.

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm dicot Australia (tropical),
Papua New Guinea (lowland),
Maritime Southeast Asia,
India (tropical)

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Vegetation Community(-ties) disturbed/anthropogenic, herbland
Common Name shyleaf
Ecology Notes Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry and PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk).
Habitat Notes A wetland plant. Low-lying, wet sandy soils. Often a weed of grazing land in the Pacific. Native to Central and South America. Naturalised in northern Australia to lowland New Guinea, extending to southern India.
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
Anne & Mark Myerscough Charles Darwin University Identified by Friday staff 29/4 (N.T. Herbarium) 17094

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Collection Site Northern Territory, Palmerston
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 2005-04-21
Institution Link
Collection Method floral reference
Herbarium Sample false
Preparation Method Sample preparation performed at ANU. Sample sent to ANU 10/05/2005
Slide Medium glycerol
Microscopic Instrument Zeiss Axio Imager M1
Collection Notes Photographed