Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Cordyline terminalis LILIACEAE

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Code32-17-8

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unique feature

Morphology

Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s) Polar Shape(s) Grain Arrangement(s)
min max mean min max mean
pollen monocolpate (monosulcate) baculate 30.4 34.8 34.8 42.5 50.7 48.6 prolate circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 1
Columella visible
Colpus Length(s) full
Morphology Notes Furl as long as grain. Thin sculpture, exine 1um. Tectate/per-fossulate, reticulated. Exine 2um thick.



Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm monocot Maritime Southeast Asia,
Australia (east coast),
West Pacific,
Central Pacific,
Hawaiian Islands,
East Pacific Islands,
New Zealand (north)
shrub

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Vegetation Community(-ties) open forest
Common Name ti plant
Habitat Notes Woody monocotyledonous flowering plants classified in Asparagaceae or alternatively the segregate family Laxmanniaceae, in the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group system, but placed by others in Agavaceae or Lomandraceae. The genus is native to the western Pacific Ocean region, from New Zealand, eastern Australia, southeastern Asia, Polynesia and Hawaii. Noted by Skottsberg in 1920 in the crater Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector
NZ Access: MUPL 0028

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Collection Site Pitcairn Island
Collection Country Pitcairn
Collection Notes Photographed