Herbarium Sheet Detail
NTBG Plant Name:
K. R. Wood
January 25, 2002
Pohakuao, upper isolated hanging valley northeast of Kalalau and southwest of Hanakoa, in gulch of north falls.
seed collection, voucher of inflorescence, trees with 2-7 m long caudex, grey-brown with longitudinal fissures and horizontal leaf scars, mottled with white lichen, caudex 5—6 cm diameter up to 12 cm diameter,on steep slopes, 10-20 fronds, indumentum gray-golden extending up petiole ca. 50 cm, pinnae stiff or slightly pendant, deeply divided segments, 2-3 panicles, in flower and fruit
Relictual Kaua`i diverse mesic forest.
W/ Metrosideros polymorpha var. glaberrima, Pleomele sandwicensis, Diospyros sandwicensis, Diospyros hillebrandii, Pouteria sandwicensis, Rauvolfia sandwicensis, Santalum freycinetianum var. pyrularium.
K. R. Wood Accession Data NTBG
Project: NAT HAW/Pritchardia
Date: 24 Jan 2002
Origin: Pohakuao, upper isolated hanging valley northeast of Kalalau and southwest of Hanakoa, in gulch of north falls and adjacent gulches to the north, [new site to north of previous research]
Elevation: 1400—2400 ft
GPS [UTM]: 434960/2453376
Species Name: Pritchardia napaliensis
Collector # Voucher Amount of seed
K. R. Wood 9260 Full voucher 37
K. R. Wood 9265 Inflorescence voucher 111
K. R. Wood 9267 no 10
Co-Collector: M. Query
Individual Tag: no
Recommendation: Propagate: all Store: remainder Distribute: upon request
Description of Plant: trees with 2—7 m long caudex, grey-brown with longitudinal fissures and horizontal leaf scars, mottled with white lichen, observed many caudex with 5—6 cm diameter @ 100 cm above ground, caudex can be as large as 12 cm diameter, trees grow well on steep slopes, 10—20 fronds per crown, indumentum gray-golden extending up petiole ca. 50 cm, pinnae stiff or slightly pendant, deeply divided segments, 2—3 panicles per inflorescence, in flower and fruit,
Plant/Animal Interaction: Apis [honey bee] working flowers, orange mites observed on leaves, diptera observed in flowers
Substrate: talus slopes with brown granular soil
Slope: gentle to steep[ca 20?--50?]
Closure: open to light ca. 70 % of the day
Topography: main gulch above north falls, adjacent slopes of region have a series of very steep ridges with shallow gulches in-between
Phenology: mostly with immature fruit
Frequency: ca 50 trees in valley,
Population Structure: Mature: 50 Immature: 0 Seedling: 0
Population Area: 1 sq kilometer
Natural Community: relictual Kaua`i diverse mesic forest with secondary succession of invasive weeds, drainages dominated by Aleurites moluccana,
Associates: Metsideros polymorpha var. glaberrima, Pleomele sandwicensis, Diiospyros hillebrandii, Diospyros sandwicensis, Antidesma platyphylla, Pouteria sandwicensis, Rauvolfia sandwicensis, Santalum freycinetianum var. pyrularium, Psychotria mariniana, Chamaesyce celastroides var. hanapepensis, Wilkesia gymnoxiphium, Pritchardia napaliensis, Bidens sandvicensis subsp. sandvicensis, Lipochaeta connata var. acris, Nesoluma polynesicum, Pteralyxia kauaiensis, Psydrax odoratum, Boehmeria grandis, Musa x paradisiaca, and Zanthoxylum dipetalum.
Major Threats: habitat degradation by goats, competition with non-native plant taxa such as Lantana camara, Erigeron karvinskianus, Rubus rosifolius, Kalanchoe pinnata, Psidium guajava, and Andropogon glomeratus, and the loss of reproductive vigor as the result of limited numbers of existing individuals.
Date of Record Creation:
August 31, 2011
Date of Last Update:
May 24, 2022
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