Tetragonia tetragonioides AIZOACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID81-4-3
Common namenew zealand spinach


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolpate
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 24, mean 26, max 30
Polar sizemin 24, mean 26, max 30
Equatorial shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapecircular
Wall thickness1.8
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesTricolpate; subspheroidal. 26 (24-30) x 26 (24-30). Exine 1.8 u thick, sexine = nexine, punctitegillate. Reticulate. (New Zealand T. expansa - tricolpate, subspheroidal sexine punctitegillate, reticulate. Equat size 24-30um, polar 27-34um, avg 26um ref slide B3651 UMN, Gossen 2010)

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Northwest Pacific , New Zealand (north) , New Zealand and Islands (south) , Other outside Australasia , Australia (east coast)
Ecology notesPallas)Kuntze
Habitat notesThe species prefer a moist environment for growth. The plant grows flat on the ground. The leaves of the plant are 3–15 cm long, triangular in shape and bright green. Native to New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Chile and Argentina.


CollectorK. Mowle 91
ANU access code14550
Collection siteDalmeny, 4 miles N of Narooma, South Coast, New South Wales
Collection countryAustralia
Collection notesPhotographed
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature