Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Rhizophora apiculata RHIZOPHORACEAE

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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 tricolporate reticulate 17.2 19.3 18.3 15.5 17.9 16.4 subprolate circular monad

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Aperture Count(s) 3
Wall Evenness(es) thinner on pole
Wall Thickness 1.4
Pore Shape(s) zonorate
Pore Section(s) extruded
Morphology Notes surface pattern finely reticulate to psilate. wall thickness 1.19 - 2.16 Prolate spheroidal in ev, circular in pv. Exine average 1.4um thick; sexine = nexine; with very fine reticulate faint pattern.



Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s) Cultivated
angiosperm dicot Australia (tropical),
India (tropical),
Mainland Southeast Asia,
Maritime Southeast Asia,
Papua New Guinea (lowland),
West Pacific
tree false

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Vegetation Community(-ties) closed forest, open forest
Common Name red mangrove
Ecology Notes Grindrod, G. (1988) Holocene mangrove history of the South Alligator River estuary, Northern Territory Australia. Unpublished PhD thesis, Australian National University, Canberra.
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector ANU Access Code
ANU 377 44

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Collection Notes Photographed