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NTBG Plant Name:
Santalum ellipticum
Barcode:
PTBG1000029749
Specimen ID:
061917
Collector ID:
11593
Collector Name:
K. R. Wood
Collection Date:
October 21, 2005
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NY,UC
Observers:
Mike DeMotta
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Kauai
State:
HI
County:
Kauai County
District:
Waimea District
Elevation:
244
Locality:
Waimea Canyon, Poo Kaeha.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
tree, 3 m tall, stems brown-red, leaves green-blue glaucus, corolla green-yellow, rare in area
Habitat:
Sapindus oahuensis-Erythrina lowland dry forest.
Associated Species:
W/ Metrosideros, Diospyros, Psydrax, Acacia koa, Nesoluma polynesicum, Charpentiera obovata, Rauvolfia sandwicensis, adjacent cliffs with Nototrichium sandwicense, Artemisia australis, Bidens sandvicensis, Lipochaeta connata, Lobelia niihauensis, Schiedea spergulina, and Chamaesyce celastroides var. hanapepensis.
Comments:
The Poo Kaeha site represents a Sapindus oahuensis-Erythrina sandwicensis lowland dry forest associated with Metrosideros polymorpha var. glaberrima, Diospyros sandwicensis, Psydrax odorata, Acacia koa, Nesoluma polynesicum, Charpentiera obovata, Rauvolfia sandwicensis, Peperomia blanda var. floribunda, Korthalsella complanata, Alyxia oliviformis, Ipomoea sp., Carex meyenii, Bromus sp, Eragrostis variabilis, Microlepia strigosa, Psilotum nudum, Pteridium decompositum, Doryopteris decora, and Macrothelypteris torresiana. Adjacent cliffs with Nototrichium sandwicense, Artemisia australis, Bidens sandvicensis, Lipochaeta connata var. acris, Lobelia niihauensis, Schiedea spergulina, and Chamaesyce celastroides var. hanapepensis. The main threats to this ecosystem include habitat degradation by feral goats, competition with non-native plant taxa such as Grevillea robusta, Melia azedarach, Aleurites moluccana, Hyptis pectinata, Ageratum conyzoides, Kalanchoë pinnata, Rubus rosifolius, Adiantum hispidulum, Abutilon grandifolium, Crotalaria pallida, Triumfetta semitriloba, Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, Furcraea foetida, and fire.
Date of Record Creation:
August 3, 2012
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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