GNS Science NZ catalogue of fossil spores and

New Zealand fossil spores and pollen:
An illustrated catalogue

J.I. Raine, D.C. Mildenhall, E.M. Kennedy

Acaciapollenites octosporites (Cookson 1954) Mildenhall 1972


Mildenhall 1972, fig. 11

Mildenhall 1972, fig. 12

IGNS taxon number: 407.

Turmal classification (after Burger 1994): Anteturma POLLENITES; Turma ALETES-INAPERTURATES; Suprasubturma ACAVATALETES; Subturma AZONALETES; Infraturma LAEVIGATI.


1954 Acacia octosporites Cookson p. 55, pl. 1, figs 2-4.

1972 cf. Acaciapollenites octosporites (Cookson) Mildenhall pp. 492-493, figs 11, 12.

1975 Acaciapollenites octosporites (Cookson) Mildenhall; Mildenhall pp. 214, 224.

1975 Acaciapollenites octosporites (Cookson); Mildenhall p. 677.

1981 Acaciapollenites sp. (=Acacia octosporites Cookson); Bint pp. 286-287, fig. 33.

1999 Acaciapollenites octosporites (Cookson) Mildenhall; Macphail p. 231, pl. 12, fig. 14.

20001 Acaciapollenites octosporites (Cookson) Mildenhall; Macphail & Hill pp. 20-23, pl. 3, figs J-T.

Natural affinity: Dicotyledonae: Mimosaceae (Acacia).

NZ age range: Neogene.

Brief description: Pollen. Polyad. Alete, or with spiral or irregular colpus.

Cite this publication as: "J.I. Raine, D.C. Mildenhall, E.M. Kennedy (2011). New Zealand fossil spores and pollen: an illustrated catalogue. 4th edition. GNS Science miscellaneous series no. 4.".
© GNS Science, 2011
ISBN 978-0-478-19871-3
ISSN 1177-2441
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DELTA Dallwitz (1980) and Dallwitz, Paine and Zurcher (1993, 1999) should also be cited (see References).