Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Potamogeton spp. POTAMOGETONACEAE

You might also like to search Google for this species.

Code4-2-10

Images

equatorial view
equatorial view
polar view
polar view
surface pattern
surface pattern
wall view
wall view
aperture view
aperture view
unique feature
unique feature

Morphology

Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s) Grain Arrangement(s)
min max mean min max mean
pollen inaperturate reticulate 20.0 23.0 21.5 20.0 23.0 21.5 circular monad

show/hide details…



Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Aquatic(s)
angiosperm monocot Maritime Southeast Asia,
Australia (tropical),
East Pacific Islands
floating attached,
submerged

show/hide details…

Common Name Pondweed
Habitat Notes Shallow water on edge of swamp. Potamogeton species are found throughout the world where there is standing or running water. There are estimated to be around 90 species but hybridisation provides an added complexity to the taxonomy. Commonly called pondweed (note that not all pondweeds are Potamogetons), is a genus of aquatic, mostly freshwater. In many species, all the leaves are submerged, typically thin and translucent. Some species, especially in ponds and very slow moving waters, have floating leaves which tend to be more leathery. Seeds found in the KAO3 macrofossils for Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) but pollen not identified in fossil record,perhaps lost in processing.
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector ANU Access Code
Kershaw ANU 10,098 5095

show/hide details…

Collection Site Queensland, Hastie Swamp, Atherton Tableland
Collection Country Australia