Portulaca oleracea PORTULACACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID82-8-1
Common namepigweed, purslane


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typepantocolpate , pantoporate
Surface patternechinate
Equatorial sizemin 50, mean 57.5, max 65
Polar sizemin 50, mean 57.5, max 65
Equatorial shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture countM
Wall thickness3
Exine typetectate
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesPeriporate. Many pores in circular radial pattern around grain. Tectate/echinate. Exine thickness 3um. Spine 1um long.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (south coast) , West Pacific , Central Pacific , Hawaiian Islands , East Pacific Islands
Vegetation communitiesherbland
Habitat notesGrowing in dry loam. Bird and seawater dispersal. Seeds unable to float, remain viable in seawater. Eurasian species, widespread in the tropics adn subtropics. (Occuring on sea-shores, waysides and waste places. Not abundant on Rapa Nui but found in the fossil pollen record in KAO3 of Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Skottsberg noted on the island as well as a plant introduced into several places in the Pacific. Gossen 2010)


CollectorSchodde 672, Adelaide Herbarium
ANU access code6117
Collection siteNetherby, Adelaide Plains 4 miles SE of Adelaide, South Australia
Collection countryAustralia
Collection notesKimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora. Also found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.
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