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Thespesia populnea
Thespesia populnea

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NTBG Plant Name:
Thespesia populnea
Barcode:
PTBG1000010453
Specimen ID:
035339
Collector ID:
8629
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
April 22, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS, US
Observers:
Diane Ragone
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Ofu
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Ofu County
Locality:
National Park of American Samoa, To`aga site, between coastal road and shoreline, near west end of park; elev. 3-4 m.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree 7 m tall with dense, rounded canopy. Fruits green, exud ing yellow latex when cut, ripening brown, 8-seeded. Flower buds green. Common, indigenous. Samoan name: milo.
Habitat:
Coastal strand forest.
Associated Species:
Hernandia nymphaeifolia, Thespesia populnea, Pandanus tectorius, Tournefortia argentea, Morinda, mixed with plantings of Cocos, Artocarpus & Musa, understory of Vigna, Phymatosorus, Tacca, Epipremnum, over coral sand & basalt boulders.
Date of Record Creation:
September 19, 2011
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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