Saccharum officinarum POACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID11-115-2
Common nameSugarcane, Noblecane


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typemonoporate
Surface patternpsilate , reticulate
Equatorial sizemin 40, mean 45, max 50
Polar sizemin 40, mean 45, max 50
Equatorial shapecircular
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementmonocot
Aperture count1
Pore morphologyextruded, thickened, with an operculum
Pore surface shapecircular
Pore colpuses1
Wall thickness2
Wall evennesseven
Morphology notesPore aperture:round, thickly defined. Exine structure: 2um thick. Psilate/reticulate faint reticulated pattern. Spheroidal. Pore circular with annulus, round approximately 7.5um.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)India (tropical) , East Pacific Islands , Other outside Australasia , Maritime Southeast Asia , Papua New Guinea (highland)
Habit aquatic(s)emergent
Vegetation communitiesdisturbed/anthropogenic, herbland
Habitat notesGrown in over 110 countries, origins are from India and indigenous to Southeast Asia. Ranging from Warm Temperate Dry to Moist through Tropical Very Dry to Wet Forest Life Zones. Noted in the fossil record of the KAO3 core from Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (Gossen,2010)


CollectorE.J. Cushing
Collection siteJawa Timur,Lumajang
Collection countryIndonesia
Collection date1998-08-22
Collection notesCollected from a cultivated plant. Processed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B3276.
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
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