Stylosanthes viscosa FABACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID129-199-4
Common nameseca


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 22.5, mean 24.1, max 26.5
Polar sizemin 15.7, mean 17.3, max 18.9
Equatorial shapeoblate
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Colpi lengthfull
Wall thickness1.65
Wall evennesseven
Dispersal formmonad

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitiesdisturbed/anthropogenic, herbland
Ecology notesSmith, N. M. (2002) Weeds of the wet/dry tropics of Australia - a field guide. Environmental Centre NT, Inc.
Habitat notesLocated on a wide range of soils including light, poorer quality soils. Suited to warm humid areas with high rainfall. Established on disturbed sites, along roadside and around settlements. Large volume of seeds produced, dispersed by stock and animals, as a contaminant of hay, and by agricultural vehicles and machinery. (Smith, 2002) Native to Central and South America.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University ID by Ian Cowie and Bob Harwood, N.T. Herbarium
ANU access code17112
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection sitePalmerston, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2004-10-27
Collection notesPhotographed
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
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Aperture view
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