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TROPICAL PALMS AND ARUMS AT NEAR POLAR LATITUDES FOSSIL POLLEN EVIDENCE FROM THE TAMAR AND MACQUARIE GRABENS NORTHERN TASMANIA

Macphail, Michael; Jordan, Gregory J.

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We illustrate and discuss fossil pollen evidence for two mostly tropical extant plant families in the Tamar Valley, north of Launceston, northern Tasmania, and the Macquarie Harbour Graben on the west coast of Tasmania. These are palms (Arecaceae) producing disulcate pollen (Dicolpopollis spp.) and an incompletely zonisulcate pollen (Proxapertites cf. operculatus) identified as a fossil arum (Araceae). Both fossil pollen types add to the growing body of evidence that warm to hot conditions...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/217615
Source: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
DOI: /10.26749/rstpp.149.23

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