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NTBG Plant Name:
Alocasia macrorrhizos
Barcode:
PTBG1000026000
Specimen ID:
039298
Collector ID:
9029
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
February 8, 2003
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
P, PAP, US
Observers:
Liloa Dunn, Steve Perlman, K. R. Wood, J.-Y. Meyer
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
PF
Island Group:
MARQUESAS ISLANDS
Island:
Fatu Hiva
State:
FATU-HIVA COMMUNE
Elevation:
50
Locality:
Northern end of island, Hanapuo'o valley, between Tehape and Tenihofati ridges; narrow valley with intermittent stream, basalt boulders.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Erect herb reaching 2 m (juveniles collected), leaf blade held erect, at about 45 degrees to petiole, petiole mottled brownish green. Naturalized locally near waterfall at head of valley.
Associated Species:
Valley bottom with Thespesia populnea dominant, also Hibiscus tiliaceus, Morinda citrifolia, Inocarpus, Ficus prolixa, and understory of Nephrolepis and Phymatosorus ferns.
Date of Record Creation:
May 1, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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