Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Asplenium nidus ASPLENIACEAE

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Code407-21-1-27

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Morphology

Pollen / Spore Morphologic Type(s) Surface Pattern(s) Equatorial Size Polar Size Equatorial Shape(s)
min max mean min max mean
spore monolete granulate 35.0 41.0 37.0 19.0 24.0 21.0 bilateral

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Morphology Notes Monolete, bilateral, heteropolar. Laesura extends 1/2 length of spore, partially obscured by papery perine. 21 (19-24) x 22 (19-27) x 37 (35-41). Perine granular, papery, supported by ridges.



Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Terrestrial(s)
fern Papua New Guinea (lowland) epiphyte

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Habitat Notes Open Forest in shade circular clumps
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector ANU Access Code
S. Garrett-Jone ANU 21113 12199

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Collection Site Morobe Province, Lae District, Lake Wanum, north shore
Collection Country Papua New Guinea
Collection Notes Also found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.