Pollen and Spore Atlas

Amaranthus gracilis AMARANTHACEAE

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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 pantoporate reticulate 18.9 21.0 19.7 16.4 18.9 17.1 suboblate circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) M
Wall Evenness(es) even
Columella visible
Pore Shape(s) circular

Ecology and Geography

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

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Vegetation Community(-ties) herbland, disturbed/anthropogenic
Common Name calalu green amaranth
Ecology Notes Synonyms: Amaranthus viridis Stone, B. C. 1970. The flora of Guam. Micronesica 6:269. Wagner, W.L., D.R. Herbst and S.H. Sohmer. 1999. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. Revised edition. University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu. Whistler, W. A. 1988. Checklist of the weed flora of western Polynesia. Technical Paper No. 194, South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia.
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Collector ANU Access Code
J. M. Wheeler ANU 5727 1212

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Collection Site Eastern Highlands Province, Kainantu District
Collection Country Papua New Guinea
Collection Notes Photographed