Pollen and Spore Atlas

Graptophyllum pictum ACANTHACEAE

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equatorial view
equatorial view


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 heterocolpate,
reticulate 51.0 59.0 53.0 36.0 45.0 42.0 subprolate circular monad

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Wall Thickness 3.0
Pore Shape(s) lolongate, circular
Morphology Notes Heterocolpate (3-colporate with 2 colpi between each). Occasionally appears syncolpate. Subprolate; subcircular in pv. 53 (51-59) x 42 (36-45). Pore lolongate to circular. Exine 3 u thick, sexine much greater than nexine - crassisexinous.

Ecology and Geography

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

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Common Name caricature plant
Ecology Notes Griff.
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Collector ANU Access Code
J. M. Wheeler ANU 6094 1263

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Collection Site Western Highlands Province, Mount Hagen District, Mt Hagen
Collection Country Papua New Guinea
Collection Notes scanned card