Melochia corchorifolia STERCULIACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID180-7-2b
Common namechocolate weed


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patternscabrate
Equatorial sizemin 25.1, mean 28.8, max 31.2
Polar sizemin 24.8, mean 27.7, max 29
Equatorial shapesubprolate
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapeconcave
Colpi length> 2/3
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesProlate-spheroidal.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Habitat notesPermanent or seaonally wet areas, river and creek beds. Associated with narrow bands of trees and shrubs fringing permanent or seasonal wetlands (swamps, lakes, billabongs) and alluvial deposits.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University ID by Friday staff 25/2 (N.T. Herbarium)
ANU access code17299
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection sitePalmerston, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2005-02-03
Collection notesPhotographed
Equatorial view
Polar view
Aperture view
Unique feature