Occurrence record: MEL 0663332A

PreservedSpecimen of Themeda triandra | Kangaroo grass recorded on 1881-07-16


Data provider Australia's Virtual Herbarium
Data resource MEL AVH data
Institution Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Supplied institution code "MEL"
Collection National Herbarium of Victoria
Supplied collection code "MEL"
Catalogue Number MEL 0663332A
Occurrence ID b6758aec-f632-11e1-81a1-005056b0018f
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Preparations sheet
Identified by Veldkamp, J.F.
Identified date 2011-07-28
Collector Betche, E.
Collecting number 7
Previous identifications Themeda australis, det. D. Frodin, 06.ii.1984 | Anthistiria, det. F. Mueller.
Occurrence status present
Supplied as Present
Date identified 2011-07-28
Identification verification status verified
Identification ID 47813f94-1abd-11e3-90a2-6c626d51f2da


Collecting date 1881-07-16
Date precision Day


Scientific name Themeda triandra
Taxon rank species
Common name Kangaroo grass
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Charophyta
Supplied as "Streptophyta"
Class Equisetopsida
Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Genus Themeda
Species Themeda triandra
Taxonomic issues No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Scientific name authorship Forssk.


Country Papua New Guinea
State or Territory East New Britain
Locality Auf dem Gipfel des erloschenen Vulkanes "Mutter" [=On the summit of the extinct volcano "Mother" (Kombiu)], Blanche Bay [near Rabaul, New Britain].
Latitude -4.2166666667
Longitude 152.2166666667
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Verbatim coordinate system degrees decimal minutes
Verbatim locality Auf dem Gipfel des erloschenen Vulkanes "Mutter" [=On the summit of the extinct volcano "Mother" (Kombiu)], Blanche Bay [near Rabaul, New Britain].
Minimum elevation in metres 646.176
Maximum elevation in metres 646.176
Coordinate precision 0.0166700000
Coordinate uncertainty in metres 10000.0
Georeferenced by compiler
Verbatim SRS EPSG:4326
Country code PG
Verbatim elevation 646.176
Supplied as 2120ft
Verbatim longitude 152° 13' E
Verbatim latitude 04° 13' S

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Terrestrial Solomons-Vanuatu-Bismarck Moist Forests
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Bismarck Archipelago
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries New Britain-New Ireland Lowland Rain Forests
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Residential woodlands
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Bismarck Sea
    World Country Boundaries Papua New Guinea

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Endemism 0.04368786
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Occurrence Density 1246.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 5.64371 index
    Species Richness 435.0 frequency