Heteropogon triticeus POACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID11-57-2
Common namegiant spear grass


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typemonoporate
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 57.2, mean 61.6, max 69.7
Equatorial shapecircular
Grain arrangementmonocot
Aperture count1
Pore surface shapecircular (with annulus)
Wall thickness2.67
Wall evennesseven
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesPore (3.92-5.56) and with annulus 11.91um (11.08-13.02). Pore with operculum sometimes present. Wall thickness (1.96-3.42).

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitieswoodland
Habitat notesCommon tall grass species. Understorey within tall grass savannas and related eucalypt woodland and eucalypt open woodland communities of tropical (monsoonal) Australia.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University Identified by Friday team 29/4
ANU access code17227
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection sitePalmerston, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2005-04-21
Collection notesPhotographed
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature