Pollen and Spore Atlas

Melochia corchorifolia STERCULIACEAE

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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 tricolporate scabrate 25.1 31.2 28.8 24.8 29.0 27.7 subprolate circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 3
Pore Shape(s) concave
Colpus Length(s) > 2/3
Morphology Notes Prolate-spheroidal.

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm dicot Australia (tropical) herb

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Common Name chocolate weed
Habitat Notes Permanent or seaonally wet areas, river and creek beds. Associated with narrow bands of trees and shrubs fringing permanent or seasonal wetlands (swamps, lakes, billabongs) and alluvial deposits.
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Collector Institution ANU Access Code
Anne & Mark Myerscough Charles Darwin University ID by Friday staff 25/2 (N.T. Herbarium) 17299

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Collection Site Palmerston, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 2005-02-03
Institution Link
Collection Method floral reference
Herbarium Sample false
Preparation Method Sample preparation performed at ANU. Sample sent to ANU 04/03/2005.
Slide Medium glycerol
Microscopic Instrument Zeiss Axio Imager M1
Collection Notes Photographed