Commelina cyanea COMMELINACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID26-1-3a
Common namescurvy weed


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typemonocolpate (monosulcate)
Surface patternbaculate
Equatorial sizemin 34.1, mean 37.2, max 43.1
Polar sizemin 41.8, mean 48, max 54.4
Equatorial shapeoblate
Polar shapeelliptic
Grain arrangementmonocot
Aperture count1
Colpi lengthfull
Wall evennesseven
Columella visible?False
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesThe measurements are for length and hight.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Sub-tropical Pacific
Vegetation communitiesclosed forest, open forest
Habitat notesRapid growth under warm and/or wet conditions (die back can occur in the cooler, dryer conditions). Occurs in sites similar to natural habitat (forests), such as half shade to full sun. Prefers heavier moisture-retentive soils. May colonise bare ground quite readily.


CollectorJ. Luly
ANU access code16003
Collection siteLord Howe Island, New South Wales
Collection countryAustralia
Collection notesPhotographed
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature