Pollen and Spore Atlas

Lycium sandwicense SOLANACEAE

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equatorial view
equatorial view


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 tricolporate 20.0 20.0 prolate circular

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Aperture Count(s) 3

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm dicot Central Pacific,
Hawaiian Islands,
East Pacific Islands

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Common Name Hawai'i desert-thorn
Habitat Notes Noted on Hawaii, Tonga and in Rano Kao, Rapa Nui by Skottsberg 1920.
Herbarium Link:


NZ Access: MUPL 0057

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Collection Site Henderson Island, southern end
Collection Country Pitcairn
Publication Information Skottsberg(1920)originally called the plant found in Rano Kao on Rapa Nui, Lycium sandwicense, later renamed by Zizka as Lycium caroliniuanum var. sandwicense.
Collection Notes scanned card