Pollen and Spore Atlas

Desmodium tortuosum FABACEAE

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equatorial view
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surface pattern
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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,
28.0 34.0 32.0 31.0 36.5 34.0 oblate triangular monad

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Wall Thickness 2.4
Pore Shape(s) lalongate
Morphology Notes Tricolporate. Oblate spheroidal in ev, triangular with blunt apices in pv. Pore lalongate. 32 (28-34) x 34 (31-37). Exine 2.4, reticulate/rugulate.

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s)
angiosperm dicot Papua New Guinea (highland)

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Collector ANU Access Code
E. E. Henty NGF 14528 11262

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Collection Site Morobe Province - lowland
Collection Country Papua New Guinea
Collection Altitude 698.9064
Collection Notes Kimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora