Pollen and Spore Atlas

Mallotus nesophilus 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 granulate 17.6 19.6 18.5 19.6 22.3 20.5 suboblate circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 3
Wall Evenness(es) thicker on pole
Wall Thickness 1.52
Pore Shape(s) lalongate
Colpus Length(s) full
Morphology Notes Wall thickness range: 1.30-1.84 Surface granular to fine reticulate

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm dicot Australia (tropical),
Australia (east coast),
India (tropical),
China (tropical),
Maritime Southeast Asia,
West Pacific

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Common Name yellow ball flower
Ecology Notes Widespread distribution.
Habitat Notes Coastal monsoon vine thickets on stablised dunes. Monsoon forest associated with permanent lowland freshwater. Vine thickets on rocky outcrops in open woodland. Often on river banks. (FloraBase: Western Australian Flora)
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
Anne & Mark Myerscough Charles Darwin University 17085

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Collection Site Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 2004-08-12
Institution Link
Collection Method floral reference
Herbarium Sample false
Herbarium Notes I'D by Bob Harwood (N.T. Herbarium)
Preparation Method Sample preparation performed at ANU. Sample sent to ANU: 13/09/2004
Slide Medium glycerol
Microscopic Instrument Zeiss Axio Imager M1
Collection Notes Kimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora