Occurrence record: BRI AQ0371102

Preserved specimen of Nypa fruticans Wurmb | Mangrove Palm recorded on 1972-09-20


Data partner Australia's Virtual Herbarium
Data resource BRI AVH Data and Images
Institution code Queensland Department of Environment and Science
Supplied institution code "BRI"
Collection Queensland Herbarium
Supplied collection code "Herbrecs"
Catalog number BRI AQ0371102
Occurrence ID urn:catalog:BRI:Herbrecs:0371102
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Preparations Sheet
Collector 1.  Streimann, H.   2.  Lelean, Y.  
Supplied as "Streimann, H.;Lelean, Y."
Record number NGF18447
Reproductive condition Fruit
License CC-BY 4.0 (Int)
Type PhysicalObject
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Supplied as present
Occurrence remarks Spirit material, fruit separate.


Occurrence date 1972-09-20
Event remarks Muddy river bank, noted from end of mangroves and for 5km upstream, river under tidal influence and often slightly salty. Palms growing in colonies, no stems, all leaves emerging from a slightly bulbous base. Leaves unarmed, to 10m long, sheath at base to 37cm across and as long, then rapidly narrowing. Flowers yellowish, inflorescnece to 2m long. Sheath of inflorescence bract to 50cm long. Fruit grey brown, to 30cm diameter, heavy but appears to float at high tide.
Date precision DAY


Higher classification Plantae | Viridaeplantae | Streptophyta | Equisetopsida | Magnoliidae | Lilianae | Arecales | Arecaceae | Nypa
Scientific name Nypa fruticans
Identified to rank species
Common name Mangrove Palm
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Charophyta
Supplied as "Streptophyta"
Class Equisetopsida
Order Arecales
Family Arecaceae
Genus Nypa
Species Nypa fruticans
Name match metric exactMatch
Scientific name authorship Wurmb
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Nomenclatural code ICN


Higher geography Papua New Guinea, Western (Fly)
Country Papua New Guinea
State or Territory Western (Fly)
Locality Oriomo River, below Abam Village.
Latitude -9.090183
Supplied as: "-9.0901831182"
Longitude 143.176096
Supplied as: "143.1760958561"
Datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "GDA94"
Min elevation 3.00000000000000
Coordinate precision Unknown
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 2000.0
Georeference protocol Hrb Convert
Terrestrial true
Marine false
Country Code PG
Supplied as ZZ

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    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Torres Strait & far Northern GBR

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Occurrence Density 438.0 frequency
    Species Richness 119.0 frequency
    WorldClim: Temperature - isothermality 72.0 %