Sonneratia caseolaris LYTHRACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID218-1-1b
Common namecrabapple mangrove


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetriporate
Surface patternverrucate
Equatorial sizemin 73.5, mean 75.4, max 78
Equatorial shapeprolate
Grain arrangementdicot
Aperture count3
Pore surface shapecircular
Wall thickness2.11
Wall evennesseven
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesRounded triangular in pv. Pores circular and protruding. Exine 1.8 u thick, sexine smaller than nexine. Mesocolpial area coarsely scabrate, with size of units smaller toward poles.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Papua New Guinea (lowland)
Vegetation communitiesopen forest
Ecology notesPercival, M. and Womersley, J. S. (1975) Floristics and ecology of the mangrove vegetation of Papua New Guinea. Botany Bulletin No.8. Department of Forests. Division of Botany, Lae Papua New Guinea.
Habitat notesFrequent on tidal mud flats in mangroves and along deep muddy river-banks. Often restricted to riverine sites that are inundated by most tides.Tolerant of less saline parts of the mangrove community to Sonneratia alba. A pioneering mangrove species; intolerant of shade and only regnerates on bare or near-bare mud-banks.


CollectorHavel & Kairo NGF17198
ANU access code11521
Collection siteMorobe Province, Lae District, opening of Labu Swamp
Collection countryPapua New Guinea
Collection latitude-6.45
Collection longitude-146.55
Collection notesPhotographed scanned card

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