Alysicarpus ovalifolius FABACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID129-120-4


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 43.6, mean 47.3, max 52.3
Polar sizemin 42.6, mean 47.8, max 51.8
Equatorial shapecircular
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapelolongate
Wall thickness2.4
Wall evennesseven
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesCircular to oblate. Wall thickness 2.06 - 2.61.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitiesdisturbed/anthropogenic, herbland
Ecology notesFloraBase - the Western Australian Flora. (
Habitat notesDisturbed and bare ground, lawns, river banks, particularly in coastal areas. Native to tropical Africa; present as a naturalised weed in Asia-Pacific.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University Identified by Friday staff, N.T. Herbarium
ANU access code17095
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection sitePalmerston, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection notesAlso found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean. Photographed
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
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Aperture view