Pollen and Spore Atlas

Micrococca mercurialis EUPHORBIACEAE

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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 tricolporate reticulate 19.0 21.3 19.7 18.5 19.3 18.7 oblate circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 3
Wall Thickness 1.45
Pore Shape(s) squared
Morphology Notes Wall thickness 1.31-1.57

Ecology and Geography

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

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Vegetation Community(-ties) herbland, disturbed/anthropogenic
Habitat Notes Woody herb. Open sandy locations near the coast, disturbed sites and open roadsides. Introduced species(possibly a naturalised weed) in northern Australia. Native to tropical Africa.
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
Anne & Mark Myerscough Charles Darwin University 17084

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Collection Site Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 2004-11-22
Institution Link
Collection Method floral reference
Herbarium Sample false
Herbarium Notes Identified by Friday staff, N.T. Herbarium
Preparation Method Sample preparation perfomed at ANU. Sample sent to ANU 14/12/2004
Slide Medium glycerol
Microscopic Instrument Zeiss Axio Imager M1
Collection Notes Photographed