Pollen and Spore Atlas

Alocasia macrorrhizos ARACEAE

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equatorial view
equatorial view
surface pattern
surface pattern


Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Equatorial Shape(s) Polar Shape(s) Grain Arrangement(s)
min max mean
pollen pantoporate echinate 26.8 32.35 29.34 circular circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) M
Wall Evenness(es) even

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s) Cultivated
angiosperm monocot Maritime Southeast Asia,
Australia (tropical),
Northwest Pacific,
Central Pacific,
Hawaiian Islands,
East Pacific Islands
herb true

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Vegetation Community(-ties) herbland
Common Name Kapi, giant taro
Habitat Notes Project area: Moorea, Tahiti
Herbarium Link:


Moore 369

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Collection Site Raiatea
Collection Country French Polynesia
Collection Date 1926-10-05
Preparation Method Cor, KOH, acet, saf
Slide Medium silicon
Preparation Date 2007-10-13
Microscopic Instrument LEICA DMLB #188768
Collection Notes Processed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B3639. Another sample was collected from the University of Minnesota Herbarium, but the pollen is very sensitive and does not preserve. Indicative in lake sediment cores and soil to not find evidence due to bad preservation.