Pollen and Spore Atlas

Elaeocarpus stipularis ELAEOCARPUS

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equatorial view
equatorial view
polar view
polar view
surface pattern
surface pattern
wall view
wall view
aperture view
aperture view
unique feature
unique feature


Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s)
min max mean min max mean
tricolporate psilate 7.0 10.0 8.5 7.0 8.0 7.5 oblate,

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Wall Evenness(es) even
Wall Thickness 1.0
Exine Type(s) intectate
Pore Shape(s) circular
Pore Colpus(es) 3
Morphology Notes Psilate/intectate with faint surface pattern. Exine is thin approximately 1um. Spheroidal in polar view, oblate to prolate in equatorial view.

Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
angiosperm dicot China (tropical),
Maritime Southeast Asia,
Australia (tropical),
Northwest Pacific,
Central Pacific,
East Pacific Islands

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Vegetation Community(-ties) open forest
Common Name medang api, benzoin oil-fruit
Habitat Notes Trees or rarely shrubs. About 360 species primarily in the Old World Tropics, with 39 species (14 endemic)in China. Note in the KAO3 fossil record of Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (Gossen,2010).
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Collection Site Jawa Barat, Bandung, Cisandawet
Collection Country Indonesia
Collection Date 1914-03-18
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. G757.