Ipomoea pes-caprae CONVOLVULACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID254-2-14a
Common namegoat's foot


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typepantoporate
Surface patternechinate
Equatorial sizemean 75
Polar sizemean 75
Equatorial shapecircular
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture countM
Pore surface shapecircular
Columella visible?True
Morphology notesPeriporate. Pore apertures round between spines. Echinate (spines) 15um long. Tectate with columnellae under tectum. Spheroidal shape with pore openings in ektexine.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (south coast) , East Pacific Islands , Other outside Australasia , Australia (tropical) , Australia (east coast)
Habitat notesIs a common tropical creeping vine. It grows on the upper parts of beaches and endures salted air. It is one of the most common and most widely distributed salt tolerant plants and provides one of the best known examples of oceanic dispersal. Its seeds float and are unaffected by salt water. This species can be found on the sandy shores of the tropical Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Goat's Foot is common on the sand dunes of Australia's upper north coast of New South Wales and can also be found along the entire Queensland coastline. Found on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) by Skottsberg in 1920.


CollectorE.J.Cushing 67-17
Collection siteJava, DIY, Parantritis
Collection countryIndonesia
Collection date1967-03-15
Collection notesProcessed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. G29. Kimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora. Also found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.
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