Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Catharanthus roseus APOCYNACEAE

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Code251-22-1

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Morphology

Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s) Polar Shape(s)
min max mean min max mean
pollen tricolporate reticulate 49.0 57.0 55.0 40.0 48.5 48.0 prolate,
subprolate
triangular (convex)

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Wall Thickness 2.4
Morphology Notes Tricolporate. Prolate spheroidal to subprolate in ev; rounded triangular in pv. 55 (49-57) x 48 (40-48.5). Exine 2.4 u thick, reticulate.



Ecology and Geography

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

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Common Name pink periwinkle
Habitat Notes Littoral vegetation among well established pioneer elements
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector ANU Access Code
Pullen 1422 3201

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Collection Site East Sepik Province, Wewak-Angorum area
Collection Country Papua New Guinea
Collection Notes Also found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.