Pritchardia hillebrandii ARECACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID13-67-1
Common nameThe Blue Dwarf


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typemonocolpate (monosulcate)
Surface patternfoveolate , psilate
Equatorial sizemean 40
Polar sizemean 30
Equatorial shapeoblate
Grain arrangementmonocot
Aperture count1
Pore colpuses1
Colpi length> 2/3
Columella visible?True

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)West Pacific , Hawaiian Islands , East Pacific Islands
Vegetation communitiesdisturbed/anthropogenic
Habitat notesIn the Hawaiian islands, particularly Molokai. May be found in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tuamotus and other Hawaiian islands. They are found in moist or dry forests from the coast almost to 1219m (4000ft). One extinct found in Laysan. 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)


Herbarium sample?True
Collection siteEngland
Collection countryUK
Collection date1993-09-07
Collection notesFlowers/Pollen collected from a cultivated plant at Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. Processed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B3661.
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