Fimbristylis cymosa CYPERACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID12-2-18


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typemonocolpate (monosulcate)
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 25.1, mean 30.3, max 35.6
Polar sizemin 23.7, mean 24, max 24.6
Equatorial shapeoblate, suboblate
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementmonocot
Aperture count1
Wall thickness1
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesreticulate to scabrate surface susceptible to damage in laboratory

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitiesherbland
Ecology notesDistribution includes: Northern Australia, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia, Indian Ocean Islands and Pacific Ocean Islands.
Habitat notesPerrenial sedge. Alluvium and sandy substrates. Beach dunes, brackish open sites and often found on disturbed ground. Landward of mangrove communities.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University
ANU access code17076
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection siteCasuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2004-06-17
Collection notesKimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora. Also found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.
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