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NTBG Plant Name:
Tacca leontopetaloides
Barcode:
PTBG1000028882
Specimen ID:
035069
Collector ID:
8620
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
April 21, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS
Observers:
Diane Ragone, Tavita Togia
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Ofu
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Ofu County
Locality:
To`aga site on island's south coast, National Park of American Samoa between coastal road and shoreline; elevation 2-3 m, location toward east end of park.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Understory herb, rhizome subterranean, producing 1-2 tripartite leaves per plant. Infructescence erect, to 1.8 m tall. Fruit green, globose, ribbed, seeds light brown. Common, naturalized. Samoan name: masoa
Habitat:
Littoral forest.
Associated Species:
With Terminalia samoensis, Thespesia populnea, Hernandia nymphaeifolia, Cocos, Barringtonia asiatica, Pandanus tectorius, Tournefortia argentea, and herbaceous understory.
Date of Record Creation:
June 18, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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