Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Melastoma affine MELASTOMATACEAE

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Code226-4-9a

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equatorial view
equatorial view
polar view
polar view
surface pattern
surface pattern
wall view
wall view
aperture view
aperture view
unique feature
unique feature

Morphology

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 tricolpate,
tricolporate
psilate 13.0 16.0 14.0 12.5 15.5 14.0 prolate trilobate monad

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Wall Thickness 1.8
Pore Shape(s) lalongate
Morphology Notes Heterocolpate (tricolpate, tricolporate). Prolate spheroidal in ev, lobed in pv. Pore lalongate. 19 (13-22) x 15 (12.5-16). Exine 1.8, with faint obscure pattern.



Ecology and Geography

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

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Habitat Notes Small shrub
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector ANU Access Code
Garrett-Jone 21153 12077

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Collection Site Morobe Province, Lae District, Markham Point
Collection Country Papua New Guinea
Collection Latitude & Longitude 0.0, 0.0
Collection Notes Kimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora