Pollen and Spore Atlas

Glochidion xerocarpum EUPHORBIACEAE

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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 21.8 28.1 25.2 23.2 28.7 25.4 circular circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 3
Surface Pattern 'reticulate':
Reticulum Homogeneity(-ties) homobrochate
Wall Evenness(es) even
Wall Thickness 2.8
Pore Shape(s) circular
Morphology Notes nexine thinner than sexine reticulate sculpture even

Ecology and Geography

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

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Vegetation Community(-ties) closed forest, open forest, woodland
Habitat Notes Semi-decidous habit Occurs in monsoonal vine thickets - on stablised dunes close to the coast and on rocky outcrops in woodland environments.
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
Anne & Mark Myerscough Charles Darwin University 17091

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Collection Site Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 2004-11-21
Institution Link
Collection Method floral reference
Herbarium Sample false
Herbarium Notes I'D by Friday staff (N.T Herbarium)
Preparation Method Sample preparation performed at ANU. Sample sent to ANU: 14/12/2004.
Slide Medium glycerol
Microscopic Instrument Zeiss Axio Imager M1
Collection Notes Photographed