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NTBG Plant Name:
Hellenia speciosa
Barcode:
PTBG1000026865
Specimen ID:
021697
Collector ID:
6035
Collector Name:
Tim Flynn
Collection Date:
December 4, 1996
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Determiner:
David H. Lorence 2009
Observers:
David H. Lorence, Diane Ragone, Glastine Cornelius
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Kosrae
State:
KOSRAE STATE
County:
Utwe Municipality
Elevation:
30
Locality:
Along road from Utwe to Walung.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb of 6 ft. along roadside, locally common; branched above stems pale green w/ reddish overlay; blade matte dk green above, grey-green below; bracts pale green with reddish apex tepals faintly pinkish-white, labellum white w/ yellow in throat; in fruit the calyx and ovary apex dark red; a single bract below ovary, ovary splits along 3 sutures, seeds black; inflorescence elongates in fruit.
Habitat:
Secondary/ruderal vegetation mixed with areas of agroforest.
Associated Species:
Terminalia, Horsefieldia, Macaranga, Premna, Cyathea, Citrus, Nephrolepis, Adenanthera, Pipturus, and Colubrina.
Comments:
Specimen consists of two sheets - 021696 & 021697
Date of Record Creation:
May 17, 2012
Date of Last Update:
May 24, 2022

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