Emilia sonchifolia ASTERACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID286-5-1b
Common namepurple sow thistle flora's paint brush


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patternechinate
Equatorial sizemin 27.2, mean 27.7, max 28.3
Polar sizemin 27.3, mean 27.8, max 28.6
Equatorial shapecircular, suboblate
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapecircular
Wall thickness2.1
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesSpine (echini) average 2.2um. Pore circular-irregular

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitiesherbland
Ecology notesSmith, A. C. 1991. Flora Vitiensis nova: A new flora of Fiji. Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii. National Tropical Botanical Garden. 5:318-320.
Habitat notesnaturalized from near sea level to about 900 m as a weed in cultivated areas and villages, along roadsides, on open hillsides among reeds and on edges of open ponds, and sometimes in forested areas (Smith, 1991). Native range: eastern and southern Asia and western Pacific. In Australia distribution includes NT, Qld and eastern states.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University
ANU access code17022
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection siteCasuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2004-06-17
Collection notesPhotographed
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