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NTBG Plant Name:
Hellenia speciosa
Barcode:
PTBG1000000260
Specimen ID:
052072
Collector ID:
10140
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
February 1, 2010
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
MBK, NY, US
Determiner:
David H. Lorence
Observers:
C. Ciancini, W. Law, K. Wood, J. Sanney
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Kosrae
State:
KOSRAE STATE
County:
Utwe Municipality
Elevation:
100
Locality:
Headwaters of Finkol River.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb with erect stems to 4 m high forming dense clumps, with lateral branches. Inflorescence bracts green becoming red in fruit, calyx green, labellum pinkish white. Fruits white, splitting to reveal black seeds. Invasive, common in clearings and along streams.
Habitat:
Evergreen forest and swamp forest.
Associated Species:
With canopy of Neubergia, Horsfieldia irya, Terminalia carolinensis, Campnospermum, understory with Dendrocnide, Angiopteris, Ponapea, Boehmeria, numerous ferns and vines including Piper and Freycinetia.
Date of Record Creation:
April 7, 2011
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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