Jubaea chilensis ARECACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID13-66-1b
Common nameChilean wine palm, Palma chilena, Palma de coquitos


Morphologic typemonocolpate (monosulcate)
Surface patternfoveolate , psilate
Equatorial sizemean 45
Polar sizemean 31
Equatorial shapeoblate
Grain arrangementmonocot
Aperture count1
Pore colpuses1
Colpi lengthfull
Wall evennesseven, thinner on pole
Exine typetectate
Columella visible?True
Morphology notesGossen(2010): furl longer than grain, wraps around end. Thin sculpture: psilate microfoveolate. Techtate perforate. Collumnellae under perforated tectum. Structure: ectexine >3 times than endexine

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)East Pacific Islands , Other
Vegetation communitiesopen forest, open woodland and/or savannah
Habitat notesDry coastal Chile. Andean foothills, in dry river valleys or open hillsides in seasonally dry regions with Mediterranean climate. At low elevations Jubaea prefers mild winters and can tolerate cool summers. This Jubaea species found in the fossil pollen of the lake sediment core KAO3 in Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is now called Paschalococos disperta by Dransfield as one of the extinct trees of Easter.(Gossen 2010)


CollectorGloria Rojas V.
InstitutionMuseo Nacional de Historia Natural
Collection siteSantiago
Collection countryChile
Collection date2007-10-31
Collection notesJubaea chilensis (Molina)Baill. Processed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B3669
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