Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Pritchardia remota ARECACEAE

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Code13-65-5

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Morphology

Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size
min max mean min max mean
pollen monocolpate (monosulcate) foveolate,
psilate
47.0 20.0

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Aperture Count(s) 1
Wall Evenness(es) even
Columella visible
Colpus Length(s) > 2/3
Pore Colpus(es) 1



Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm monocot Hawaiian Islands,
East Pacific Islands
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Common Name Nihoa pritchardia, Loulu
Habitat Notes The type grows on the Hawaiian island of Nihoa or "Bird Island", off the northwest coast of Kauai. Unknown to Rapa Nui(Easter Island) except for in the pollen record identified by O.H.Selling in Heyerdhal's expedition in 1958 and Flenley 1991. A possible species in the KAO3 core of Rano Kao. (Gossen, 2010)
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector
A.O'Rourke & M.H. Chapin 4

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Collection Site Kauai, Hawaii
Collection Country United States Minor Outlying Islands
Collection Date 2000-07-20
Preparation Method Cor, KOH, acet, saf
Slide Medium silicon
Preparation Date 2008-05-21
Microscopic Instrument LEICA DMLB #188768
Publication Information Pritchardia remota (Kuntze) Becc., Malesia 3: 294 (1890).
Collection Notes Collected from a cultivated plant in Kauai,Hawaii.Processed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B3681.