Stephania japonica MENISPERMACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID92-2-2c
Common nametape vine snake vine


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetriporate
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 13.7, mean 14.8, max 15.8
Equatorial shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Pore morphologyplain
Pore surface shapeelliptic (broad)
Wall thickness1.8
Wall evennesseven
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notes1-porate? Nexine thinner than sexine.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)India (tropical) , West Pacific , Sub-tropical Pacific , New Caledonia , Maritime Southeast Asia , Australia (tropical) , Australia (east coast)
Vegetation communitiesclosed forest
Habitat notesGrows in or near warmer rainforest, occasionally in open forest or in coast dune communities. Widespread; India through Asia to southern Pacific.


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
InstitutionCharles Darwin University
ANU access code17131
Collection methodfloral reference
Herbarium sample?False
Collection siteCasuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2004-11-21
Collection notesKimberley Region, Western Australian Pollen Flora
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature