Sterculia quadrifida STERCULIACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID180-11-2a
Common namepeanut tree


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patternreticulate
Reticulum homogeneityhomobrochate
Muri homogeneityhomobrochate
Equatorial sizemin 17.7, mean 19.2, max 20.8
Polar sizemin 17.8, mean 19, max 19.9
Equatorial shapeprolate
Polar shapetriangular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapelalongate
Colpi lengthfull, > 2/3
Wall thickness1.74
Wall evennesseven
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesProlate spheroidal to subprolate in ev, trilobed in pv. Pore lalongate, slit-like. Wall thickness 1.37 - 2.02

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Papua New Guinea (lowland) , Australia (tropical) , Australia (east coast)
Vegetation communitiesclosed forest
Habitat notesDeciduous canopy. Littoral and riverine rainforest. Occasionally in open forest near freshwater.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University
ANU access code17300
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection siteCasuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2004-11-22
Collection notesPhotographed
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature