Achyranthes aspera AMARANTHACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID77-5-3b
Speciesaspera
GenusAchyranthes
FamilyAMARANTHACEAE
Common namechaff flower
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Morphology

Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typepantoporate
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 13.9, mean 18.8, max 22.5
Polar sizemin 15.6, mean 17.9, max 20.7
Equatorial shapesuboblate, circular
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapecircular
Wall evennesseven
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesApprox 30-40 pores. Exine appears to have a rough texture.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (tropical)
Cultivated?False
Habitat notesLocated along river and creek embankments. Found on sandy soils and alluvium.

Collection

CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University
ANU access code17002
Collection methodfloral reference
Collection siteCasuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2004-07-15
Collection notesKimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora. Project area: Moorea, Tahiti

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