Pritchardia lowreyana ARECACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID13-67-4
Common nameLoulu, Molokai Pritchardia


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typemonocolpate (monosulcate)
Surface patternfoveolate , psilate
Equatorial sizemean 50
Polar sizemean 25
Equatorial shapeoblate
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
Vegetation communitiesopen forest
Habitat notesOn Molokai, P. hillebrandii grows near the coast, while P. lowreyana grows inland. But in some parts of the range both grow in close proximity. It was in this area that Beccari noted possible hybridization between P. lowreyana and P. hillebrandii. 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)


CollectorN. Tangalin 1
Herbarium sample?True
Collection siteKauai, Hawaii
Collection countryUnited States Minor Outlying Islands
Collection date2002-08-21
Collection notesProcessed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B3675.
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