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NTBG Plant Name:
Alocasia macrorrhizos
Barcode:
PTBG1000025993
Specimen ID:
040472
Collector ID:
005
Collector Name:
Stephanie Dunbar
Collection Date:
April 5, 2002
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS,US
Observers:
David H. Lorence, Diane Ragone, Stassia Samuels, Sir Ghillean Prance, Rory West, Jr., Krisa Fredrickson, Joan Borel.
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Tau
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
Elevation:
5
Locality:
Saua, NPAS.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Juvenile specimen. Large herb with an erect stem. Leaf blades on adult plants reach approximately 2 m in height an stand erect. V.N. [Samoan] taamu.
Habitat:
Abandoned plantation.
Associated Species:
Canopy dominated by Macaranga harveyana, Artocarpus altilis and Cocos nucifera. Mucuna gigantea found clamboring in canopy. Understory composed of juvenile Artocarpus altilis and Cocos nucifer, including an abundance of Asplenium nidus.
Date of Record Creation:
May 1, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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