Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Commelina cyanea COMMELINACEAE

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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 monocolpate (monosulcate) baculate 34.1 43.1 37.2 41.8 54.4 48.0 oblate elliptic monad

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Aperture Count(s) 1
Wall Evenness(es) even
Columella invisible
Colpus Length(s) full
Morphology Notes The measurements are for length and hight.



Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm monocot Sub-tropical Pacific herb

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Vegetation Community(-ties) closed forest, open forest
Common Name scurvy weed
Habitat Notes Rapid growth under warm and/or wet conditions (die back can occur in the cooler, dryer conditions). Occurs in sites similar to natural habitat (forests), such as half shade to full sun. Prefers heavier moisture-retentive soils. May colonise bare ground quite readily.
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector ANU Access Code
J. Luly 16003

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Collection Site Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
Collection Country Australia
Collection Notes Photographed