Pollen and Spore Atlas

Momordica cochinensis CUCURBITACEAE

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equatorial view
equatorial view


Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s) Grain Arrangement(s)
min max mean min max mean
pollen tricolporate reticulate 56.0 60.0 59.0 49.0 57.0 52.0 circular,

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Surface Pattern 'reticulate':
Murus Formation 3
Wall Thickness 3.0
Morphology Notes Tricolporate. Prolate spheroidal to spheroidal; circular in pv. Pore and colpus membranes patterned. 59 (56-60) x 52 (49-57). Exine 3 u thick; sexine lt nexine; retipilate-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 spike-footed crows cucumber
Habitat Notes herbaceous vine, border of Rainforest
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Collector ANU Access Code
Exchange slide, Melbourne 1967 11444

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Collection Site Morobe Province, Lae District, Burep River, 15 miles northeast of Lae
Collection Country Papua New Guinea
Collection Altitude 30.48
Collection Notes scanned card