Physalis micrantha SOLANACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID261-1-11


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patterngranulate
Equatorial sizemin 29.3, mean 30.3, max 31.4
Polar sizemin 26.2, mean 29.1, max 32.6
Equatorial shapecircular, oblate
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapelalongate
Colpi lengthfull, > 2/3
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesCircular to oblate. Colpi often as long as the grain, providing a syncolporate appearance. Exine 1.5 - 2.15um.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitiesherbland, woodland
Ecology notesSymon, D. E. (1997) Physalis micrantha (Solanaceae). Recorded from the Northern Territory. Australian Systematic Botany, 10, 681 - 682.
Habitat notesCoastal near coastal sites - sand dunes above beach and/or at the rear of mangroves. Can form a creeping ground cover Species of Physalis are concentrated in the Americas. An exotic species in northern Australia (Symon, 1997).


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University
ANU access code17295
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection siteCasuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2005-01-20
Collection notesPhotographed
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature