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NTBG Plant Name:
Tacca leontopetaloides
Barcode:
PTBG1000028878
Specimen ID:
051218
Collector ID:
9564
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
April 24, 2007
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NY
Determiner:
David H. Lorence
Observers:
Steve Perlman, N. Tangalin, W. Law, Relio Lengsi, Emos Eperiam, Roselio Marcus, Nixon
Region:
Micronesia
Country:
FM
Island Group:
CAROLINE ISLANDS
Island:
Sokehs
State:
POHNPEI STATE
County:
Sokehs Municipality
Elevation:
100
Locality:
Lower slopes of Sokehs Rock (Paipata), just west of Danipei village.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Herb with single tripartite leav c. 1.5 m tall, petiole 0.8 m long (ultimate parts of blade collected). Inflorescence 1.4 m tall, peduncle green, ribbed, bracts & tepals green w purple margins, filaments purple. Naturalized in forest understory and rock ledges. Vernacular name: mwekimwek.
Habitat:
Secondary wet forest.
Associated Species:
Canopy with Calophyllum inophyllum, Cynometra ramiflora, Ficus prolixa, Artocarpus altilis, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Adananthera pavonina, understory with Pandanus patina, Aglaia, many ferns.
Date of Record Creation:
June 18, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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