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NTBG Plant Name:
Colocasia esculenta
Barcode:
PTBG1000026011
Specimen ID:
039459
Collector ID:
9116
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
July 17, 2003
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
PAP, US, P
Observers:
Liloa Dunn, K. R. Wood, Toti Teikiehuupoo
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
PF
Island Group:
MARQUESAS ISLANDS
Island:
Ua Pou
State:
UA-POU COMMUNE
Elevation:
470
Locality:
Anakooma river valley just ESE of Oave peak.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Perennial herb to 1 m tall, petiole pale green, blade uniformly green, corm white inside. Naturalized near base of waterfall in wet soil. Vernacular "tao kaipeka".
Habitat:
Base of waterfall with secondary wet forest.
Associated Species:
Dominated by Hibiscus tiliaceus, Glochidion, Angiopteris, Pandanus and ground cover mainly of ferns and Colocasia.
Date of Record Creation:
May 1, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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