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NTBG Plant Name:
Diospyros samoensis
Barcode:
PTBG1000048568
Specimen ID:
035281
Collector ID:
8593
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
April 20, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS, US
Observers:
Diane Ragone, Tavita Togia, Tui Libi
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Olosega
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Olosega County
Elevation:
150
Locality:
Mataala Ridge above Olosega Village.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Small tree 6-7 m tall, trunk 10 cm dbh, bark black, leaves dark green. Fruits green, globose, 5-seeded. Locally abundant . Indigenous. N.V. "Au`auli [Samoan]."
Habitat:
Evergreen mesic forest, previously impacted by human disturbance and hurricane damage.
Associated Species:
Diospyros samoensis, Flacourtia, Rhus, Myristica, Cocos, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Meryta, Sterculia, Tarenna, and Psychotria.
Date of Record Creation:
March 6, 2014
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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