Caesalpinia bonduc CAESALPINIACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID129-62-5
Common nameGrey Nickarbean, Sea Pearl


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolporate
Surface patternpsilate , reticulate
Equatorial sizemean 25
Polar sizemin 15, mean 17.5, max 20
Equatorial shapetriangular
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)East Pacific Islands , Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitiesdisturbed/anthropogenic, herbland, open woodland and/or savannah
Habitat notesTropical Asia, Australia, Polynesiaand is now established in nearly eery tropical shore worldwide, including Floria, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, guam and American Samoa. Found in the crater of Rano Kao but rare. Intolerant of shade, usually grows in the open and in broken sunlight. Tolerates spray, salty soils and occasional flooding with seawater. (Found in the fossil pollen record of KAO3 in Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Gossen, 2010)


CollectorAnne & Mark Myerscough
ANU access code17036
Collection siteCasuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory
Collection countryAustralia
Collection date2005-01-20
Collection notesAlso found in Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.
Equatorial view
Polar view
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Wall view
Aperture view
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