Pritchardia pacifica ARECACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID13-67-3
Common nameFiji Fan Palm


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typemonocolpate (monosulcate)
Surface patternfoveolate , psilate
Equatorial sizemean 50
Polar sizemean 40
Equatorial shapeoblate
Grain arrangementmonocot
Aperture count1
Pore colpuses1
Colpi length> 2/3
Wall evennesseven

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Northwest Pacific , Central Pacific , Hawaiian Islands , East Pacific Islands
Habitat notesScientific Synonymy Pritchardia pacifica var. marquisensis, Pritchardia pacifica var. samoensis. Originating from Tonga, Fiji islands, but now widely introduced to all warm regions of the world. 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 date1998-09-09
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. B3673
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature