Pollen and Spore Atlas

Rhizophora mucronata RHIZOPHORACEAE

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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 20.5 23.0 22.0 17.0 18.0 18.0 subprolate triangular (convex) monad

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Wall Thickness 1.8
Pore Shape(s) zonorate
Morphology Notes Tricolporate, zonorate or almost zonorate. Subprolate in ev, rounded triangular in pv. 21.5 (20.5-23) x 18 (17-18). Exine 1.8 u thick, sexine = nexine; with faint reticulate pattern.

Ecology and Geography

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

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Ecology Notes Lam.
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Collector ANU Access Code
L. S. Smith BRI 032928 14013

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Collection Site Queensland, Mossman River
Collection Country Australia
Collection Date 1948-09-04
Collection Notes Also found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.