Australasian
Pollen and Spore Atlas
 

Nelumbo nucifera NYMPHAEACEAE

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Code85-6-1

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equatorial view
equatorial view
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aperture view
aperture view
unique feature
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 tricolpate verrucate 40.2 60.0 51.9 44.2 58.5 46.4 suboblate,
circular,
subprolate
trilobate monad

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Aperture Count(s) 3
Wall Evenness(es) even
Exine Type(s) tectate
Columella visible
Colpus Length(s) > 2/3



Ecology and Geography

Plant Type Cotyledon Type Floristic Region(s) Habit Aquatic(s) Cultivated
angiosperm dicot Papua New Guinea (lowland) floating attached true

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Common Name sacred lotus, red lotus
Herbarium Link: http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/herbarium/index.html



Collection

Collector Institution ANU Access Code
S. Garrett-Jones ANU 21003 ANU 10588

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Collection Site Morobe Province, Lae District, Lake Wanum
Collection Country Papua New Guinea
Collection Altitude 30.0
Collection Notes Photographed