Ruellia tuberosa ACANTHACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID271-44-2
Common namespearpod


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolpate
Surface patternscabrate , rugulate
Equatorial sizemin 65.5, mean 76.6, max 84.9
Polar sizemin 61.2, mean 74.8, max 80.5
Equatorial shapeperprolate
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Dispersal formmonad

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (south west) , Australia (tropical) , Australia (arid)
Vegetation communitieswoodland, herbland
Habitat notesHerb (annual or perennial) Native to northern and central America. Alien to Australia - found in WA, NT an Qld through woodland and herbland; common on loamy and wet soils. Occupies margins of saltmarshes, subject to inundation, close to creeklines and rivers.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
ANU access code17001
Collection methodfloral reference
Collection siteCasuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2005-01-20
Collection notesKimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature