Pteris deflexa PTERIDACEAE

Sample information

Sample ID407-2-1-17
Common nameThickleaf brake


Pollen / Sporespore
Morphologic typetrichotomosulcate , trilete
Surface patternreticulate
Equatorial sizemean 50
Polar sizemean 50
Equatorial shapetriangular

Ecology and Geography

Plant typefern
Floristic region(s)India (tropical) , West Pacific , East Pacific Islands , China (tropical) , New Zealand and Islands (south) , Other outside Australasia , Maritime Southeast Asia , Australia (tropical)
Vegetation communitiesopen woodland and/or savannah
Habitat notesP. deflexa found primarily in South America in the Andes Mountains and Brazil. Tropical and sub-tropical environments that grow in dry habitats and on cliff faces. Pteris spp has more than 250 species found in Tropical America, Asia,India, China, Japa, West Indies, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Noted in the fossil record of the KAO3 core of Rano Kao, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) (Gossen, 2010)


CollectorLeon and Young
Collection siteDept. San Martin
Collection countryPeru
Collection date1980-01-01
Collection notesProcessed at the Pollen Laboratory, University of Minnesota, USA from the collecton of Ed Cushing, slide ref. B2954.
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