Pollen and Spore Atlas

Myrsine avenis MYSINACEAE

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Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s) Polar Shape(s)
min max mean min max mean
pollen 4-colporate psilate,
17.5 17.5 circular circular

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Aperture Count(s) 4
Pore Colpus(es) 4
Morphology Notes Stephanocolporate.Psilate/scabrate. Narrow furrows. Exine thin approximately 1.5um. Weakly defined pore with costae at furrow but absent from pore which is same width as furrow. Often found folded and in oval form in pollen slide. Identified by Orliac through wood charcoal on Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm dicot Maritime Southeast Asia,
Australia (tropical),
Northwest Pacific,
Central Pacific,
Hawaiian Islands,
East Pacific Islands,
Sub-tropical Pacific,
Other outside Australasia

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Habitat Notes Primarily in tropical and subtropical or warm temperate regions of both hemispheres.
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Leeuwen-Reijnvaan 2787

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Collection Site Jawa Tengah, G. Slamet
Collection Country Indonesia
Collection Date 1918-05-22
Preparation Method Cor, KOH, acet, saf
Slide Medium silicon
Preparation Date 2007-12-14
Microscopic Instrument LEICA DMLB #188768
Collection Notes Processed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. G711.