Inocarpus fagiferus FABACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID129-156-2
Common nameTahitian chestnut


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolpate
Surface patternpsilate
Equatorial sizemean 23
Polar sizemean 18
Equatorial shaperectangular (broad)
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Pore colpuses3
Colpi length> 2/3
Wall thickness1.5
Wall evennesseven
Exine typetectate
Columella visible?True
Morphology notesPsilate/tectate. Columnellae visible. Exine thickness 1.5um. Three colpi more than 3/4 length of pollen. Colpus defined irregular and below exine. Strucutre square to oval shaped.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Northwest Pacific , West Pacific , East Pacific Islands
Vegetation communitiesopen forest, shrubland
Habitat notesMelanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. From Java to the Marquesas. Grows at elevations of sea-level to 500 metres. More common near low elevations along shorelines, wet areas, swamps, marshes,mangroves and rivers where there is a mean rainfall from 1500-4300mm (60-170 inches). Located in the fossil pollen record of the core KAO3 from Rano Kao, Rapa Nui(Easter Island)(Gossen, 2010)


CollectorE.J. Cushing
Collection siteJawa, Banguntapan
Collection countryIndonesia
Collection date1992-05-09
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