Camptostemon schultzii BOMBACACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID179-5-1


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic type4-porate
Surface patterngranulate
Equatorial sizemin 32.2, mean 35.7, max 40.3
Equatorial shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count4
Pore surface shapecircular (with annulus)
Wall thickness3.1
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notes4-, 5-porate. Subspheroidal. 32.5 (26-38) x 33 (26-38). Pores annulate, annulus 1.5 u wide. Exine granulate between spines, layering not easily discernible. Spines average 2.94 (2.76 - 3.27) and with thickened bases; average 5 um apart.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitieswoodland, open forest
Ecology notesPercival, M. and Womersley, J. S. (1975) Floristics and ecology of the mangrove vegetation of Papua New Guinea. Botany Bulletin No.8. Department of Forests. Division of Botany, Lae Papua New Guinea. Grindrod, G. (1988) Holocene mangrove history of the Sth Alligator River esturay, NT Australia. Unpublished PhD thesis, Australian National University, Canberra.
Habitat notesMangrove associate. Favours coastal locations where water is brackish and inundated by spring high tides; mud substrates with good drainage (Percival and Womersley, 1975). Occurs in seaward mangrove forests of open coast subject to deep, regular inundation by tides, and fringing mangrove forests of tidal rivers. Often in association with Sonneratia alba (Grindrod, 1988).


CollectorG. Wells
ANU access code14594
Collection siteNorthern Territory, Arnhem Land, Liverpool River, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection notesKimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
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