Alysicarpus vaginalis FABACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID129-120-5
Common namebuffalo clover alyce clover


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 26.4, mean 27.7, max 30.7
Polar sizemin 25.5, mean 28.1, max 29.7
Equatorial shapesuboblate
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapelolongate
Wall evennessthinner on pole
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesExine thickness 1.0 - 1.72.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitiesdisturbed/anthropogenic, herbland
Habitat notesWidely naturalised in the Asian-Pacific tropics. Native to tropical Africa. Typical in pasture, cultivated ground and disturbed areas. Does not tolerate waterlogged conditions.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University Identified by Friday staff 29/4 (N.T. Herbarium)
ANU access code17096
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection sitePalmerston, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2005-04-21
Collection notesKimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora. Also found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature