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NTBG Plant Name:
Dioscorea bulbifera
Barcode:
PTBG1000028684
Specimen ID:
037096
Collector ID:
2001-17
Collector Name:
Diane Ragone
Collection Date:
June 23, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Observers:
Cynthia Nazario, Sandra Banack, Sani Fa'afuata
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Olosega
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Olosega County
Locality:
Behind Olosega village. Transect 1. Elev. 2-3 m.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herbaceous climbing vine produces bulbils on the stem, alternate cordate leaves, tiny flowers hanging in racemes, and oblong, brown fruits. Wild.
Medicial Use Notes:
'Local cont . . .juveniles of Pandanus tectorius, Ficus scabra, Diopyros samoense, Morinda citrifolia , Dysoxylum samoense. Wild. soi Funding provided by RCUH-CPSU'
Habitat:
Agroforest.
Associated Species:
Canopy of Art ocarpus altilis and Talipariti tiliaceum var tiliaceum, with bananas, Musa x paradisica, Colocasia esculenta, single Citr us aurantifolia, and some Alocasia macrorrhiza, Dioscorea bu lbifera, extensive ground cover of Derris malaccensis, numer ous Asplenium nidus, Christella harveyi, Oplismenus composit us, Mikania micrantha, Epipremnum pinnatrum, Seedlings and juveniles of Pandanus tectorius, Ficus scabra, Diospyros samoense, Morinda citrifolia, Dysoxylum samoense.
Date of Record Creation:
June 17, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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