Macroptilium atropurpureum FABACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID129-200-2
Common namepurple bush bean


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 26.6, mean 28.6, max 31.7
Polar sizemin 26.4, mean 27.8, max 29.3
Equatorial shapecircular
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapeelliptic (broad)
Wall thickness1.8
Wall evennesseven
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesWall thickness 1.71 - 2.06. Pore size range 7.69 - 10.10 x 4.54 - 7.01. Irregular pore edges.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitiesdisturbed/anthropogenic
Ecology notesInstitute of Pacific Islands Forestry and PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk).
Habitat notesPasture species, with dense growth in disturbed areas. Native to tropical and subtropical America (south to Peru). Wide spread in the Pacifc and Australia, typically an invasive weed.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University Identified by Friday staff, N.T. Herbarium
ANU access code17104
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection sitePalmerston, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2005-05-12
Collection notesKimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature