Pollen and Spore Atlas

Pritchardia hillebrandii ARECACEAE

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surface pattern
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Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s)
min max mean min max mean
pollen monocolpate (monosulcate) foveolate,
40.0 30.0 oblate

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

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s) Cultivated
angiosperm monocot West Pacific,
Hawaiian Islands,
East Pacific Islands
tree true

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Vegetation Community(-ties) disturbed/anthropogenic
Common Name The Blue Dwarf
Habitat Notes In the Hawaiian islands, particularly Molokai. May be found in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tuamotus and other Hawaiian islands. They are found in moist or dry forests from the coast almost to 1219m (4000ft). One extinct found in Laysan. 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)
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Collector Institution
J.Rock Kew

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Collection Site England
Collection Country United Kingdom
Collection Date 1993-09-07
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Herbarium Sample true
Preparation Method Cor, KOH, acet, saf
Slide Medium silicon
Preparation Date 2007-12-07
Microscopic Instrument LEICA DMLB #188768
Publication Information Pritchardia hillebrandii Becc., Malesia 3: 292 (1890).
Collection Notes Flowers/Pollen collected from a cultivated plant at Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. Processed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B3661.