Alocasia macrorrhizos ARACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID15-5-1a
Speciesmacrorrhizos
GenusAlocasia
FamilyARACEAE
Common nameKapi, giant taro
SearchGoogle

Morphology

Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typepantoporate
Surface patternechinate
Equatorial sizemin 26.8, mean 29.34, max 32.35
Equatorial shapecircular
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementmonocot
Aperture countM
Wall evennesseven
Dispersal formmonad

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Northwest Pacific , Central Pacific , Hawaiian Islands , East Pacific Islands , Maritime Southeast Asia , Australia (tropical)
Cultivated?True
Vegetation communitiesherbland
Habitat notesProject area: Moorea, Tahiti

Collection

CollectorMoore 369
Collection siteRaiatea
Collection countryFrench Polynesia
Collection date1926-10-05
Collection notesProcessed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B3639. Another sample was collected from the University of Minnesota Herbarium, but the pollen is very sensitive and does not preserve. Indicative in lake sediment cores and soil to not find evidence due to bad preservation.

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