Herbarium Sheet Detail
NTBG Plant Name:
David H. Lorence
April 22, 2001
National Park of American Samoa, To`aga site, between coastal road and shoreline, near west end of park.
Nest fern epiphytic on boulder, fronds forming large humus-collecting "nest", costa rounded above. Common, indigenous. Samoan name: lau papa.
Coastal strand forest; on coral sand and boulders. In shade of large trees.
with Hernandia nymphaeifolia, Thespesia populnea, Pandanus tectorius, Tournefortia argentea, Morinda, mixed with plantings of Cocos, Artocarpus & Musa, understory of Vigna, Phymatosorus, Tacca, Epipremnum, Zingiber.
Date of Record Creation:
November 15, 2011
Date of Last Update:
March 23, 2023
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