Pritchardia remota ARECACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID13-65-5
Common nameNihoa pritchardia, Loulu


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typemonocolpate (monosulcate)
Surface patternfoveolate , psilate
Equatorial sizemean 47
Polar sizemean 20
Grain arrangementmonocot
Aperture count1
Pore colpuses1
Colpi length> 2/3
Wall evennesseven
Columella visible?True

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Hawaiian Islands , East Pacific Islands
Habitat notesThe type grows on the Hawaiian island of Nihoa or "Bird Island", off the northwest coast of Kauai. Unknown to Rapa Nui(Easter Island) except for in the pollen record identified by O.H.Selling in Heyerdhal's expedition in 1958 and Flenley 1991. A possible species in the KAO3 core of Rano Kao. (Gossen, 2010)


CollectorA.O'Rourke & M.H. Chapin 4
Collection siteKauai, Hawaii
Collection countryUnited States Minor Outlying Islands
Collection date2000-07-20
Collection notesCollected from a cultivated plant in Kauai,Hawaii.Processed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B3681.
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