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NTBG Plant Name:
Pandanus tectorius
Barcode:
PTBG1000031911
Specimen ID:
034863
Collector ID:
8560
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
April 17, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS
Observers:
Diane Ragone
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Ofu
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Ofu County
Elevation:
3
Locality:
To`aga site on island's S coast, National Park of American Samoa between coastal road and shoreline.
Plant Category:
monocot
Plant Description:
Tree 6 m tall w basal prop roots, 4 lateral branches. Stamin ate plant, inflorescence pendent, 70 cm long w 14 branches, bracts creamy white with green tips, post-anthesis. Lvs. cha nneled, teeth white w brown tips. Samoan name: paogo.
Habitat:
Littoral forest over coral sand.
Associated Species:
Hernandia nymphaeifolia , Guettarda speciosa, Terminalia samoensis, Cocos, Pandanus tectorius, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Sophora tomentosa, with understory of Phymatosorus, Wollastonia, and naturalized herbs.
Comments:
Specimen consists of two sheets (034862-034863).
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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