Sample information

Sample ID4-2-10
Common namePondweed


Pollen / Sporepollen
Morphologic typeinaperturate
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemin 20, mean 21.5, max 23
Polar sizemin 20, mean 21.5, max 23
Equatorial shapecircular
Grain arrangementmonocot
Dispersal formmonad

Ecology and Geography

Plant typeangiosperm
Floristic region(s)East Pacific Islands , Maritime Southeast Asia , Australia (tropical)
Habit aquatic(s)floating attached, submerged
Habitat notesShallow water on edge of swamp. Potamogeton species are found throughout the world where there is standing or running water. There are estimated to be around 90 species but hybridisation provides an added complexity to the taxonomy. Commonly called pondweed (note that not all pondweeds are Potamogetons), is a genus of aquatic, mostly freshwater. In many species, all the leaves are submerged, typically thin and translucent. Some species, especially in ponds and very slow moving waters, have floating leaves which tend to be more leathery. Seeds found in the KAO3 macrofossils for Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) but pollen not identified in fossil record,perhaps lost in processing.


CollectorKershaw ANU 10,098
ANU access code5095
Collection siteQueensland, Hastie Swamp, Atherton Tableland
Collection countryAustralia
Equatorial view
Polar view
Surface pattern
Wall view
Aperture view
Unique feature