Coprosma sp RUBIACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID275-1-9
Common nameforest mirrorplant


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typetricolpate , tricolporate
Surface patternpsilate , reticulate
Equatorial sizemean 37
Polar sizemean 37
Equatorial shapecircular
Polar shapecircular
Grain arrangementdicot
Pore colpuses3
Colpi length> 2/3
Exine typetectate
Dispersal formmonad
Morphology notesTricolpate or pericolpate. Three to 4 colpi in ektexine (equatorial) and one transverse colpus in endexine. Sculpture: tectate/psilate. Spheroidal shape with scabrate surface.

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)Australia (south coast) , Northwest Pacific , Central Pacific , Hawaiian Islands , New Zealand (north) , Australia (east coast)
Habitat notesCoprosma is a genus of about 90 species that are found in New Zealand (45 species) Hawaii (20 spp) and in Borneo, java, New Guinea, islands of the Pacific Ocean to Australia. These species are sensitive to climate change and drought, while also being habitat for endangered bird species have a direct link to each other. The genus Coprosma represents Hawaii's only wind pollinated dicots. Although extinct from Rapa Nui, Gossen noted it in the fossil pollen record of KAO3 in Rano Kao, but Skottsberg did not identify the plant alive by 1920. (Gossen, 2010)


CollectorANU 2224
ANU access code1619
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
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