Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Vittaria elongata VITTARIACEAE

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Code407-9-1-3a

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Morphology

Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s)
min max mean min max mean
spore monolete psilate 50.0 20.0 prolate

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Wall Thickness 2.0



Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Floristic Region(s)
fern India (tropical),
China (tropical),
Maritime Southeast Asia,
Papua New Guinea (highland),
Papua New Guinea (lowland),
Australia (tropical),
East Pacific Islands,
Other outside Australasia

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Common Name tape fern, shoestring fern
Habitat Notes Tropical and warm. In fissures between blocks, with moss and in the craters of Rano Aroi and Rano Kao on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Distributed thru Nepal on mossy tree trunks and branches in forested areas. Also in India, Sri Lanka, southern China, Taiwan, southeast Asia, the Phillipines, Polynesia and tropical Australia and Africa. Gossen noted Vittaria growing across the mat as a response to a wet winter season. Previous observation noted that Vittaria did not grow away from the margins in 2005 during a dry season. Therefor the fern is very moisture sensitive and responsive.
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector ANU Access Code
Gray 4790 868

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Collection Site British New Guinea
Collection Country Papua New Guinea
Collection Date 1906-01-01