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NTBG Plant Name:
Dioscorea bulbifera
Barcode:
PTBG1000028680
Specimen ID:
034766
Collector ID:
8773
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
June 23, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS
Observers:
Jim Wiseman
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Ofu
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Ofu County
Locality:
National Park of American Samoa, To`aga site, along roadside from western end toward middle part of park; elevation 3-4 m.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herbaceous vine, stems twining dextrorsely (clock-wise). Sterile, common on vegetation along roadside. Naturalized. Samoan name: soi.
Habitat:
Littoral forest.
Associated Species:
With Hernandia nympha eifolia, Guettarda speciosa, Barringtonia asiatica, mixed with agroforest plantings of coconut and bananas, over coral sand substrate
Date of Record Creation:
June 17, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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