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NTBG Plant Name:
Pittosporum halophilum
Barcode:
PTBG1000056271
Specimen ID:
044469
Collector ID:
9829
Collector Name:
K. R. Wood
Collection Date:
June 7, 2002
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Observers:
Maya LeGrande
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Molokai
State:
HI
County:
Maui County
Elevation:
21
Locality:
MOLOKAI: Okala, off-shore islet near Kalaupapa.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
shrub, 1.75 m tall, 7 cm diameter at base, stems gray-brown, leaves clustered at branch tips, shiny dark green above, underside densely golden to silver strigose, tomentose, seed collection, upper of two [tag #1],
Ancillary: Seed:
Yes
Habitat:
Osteomeles anthyllidifolia, Wikestroemia uva-ursi, Chamaesyce celastroides var. amplectens, and Senna gaudichaudii shrubland.
Associated Species:
Associated with Artemisia australis, Melanthera integrifolia, Bidens molokaiensis, Schiedea globosa, Chenopodium oahuense, Diospyros sandwicensis, Scaevola coriacea, Scaevola taccada.
Comments:
***SEED COLLECTION K. R. Wood Accession Data NTBG Project: GSN Date: 7 Jun 2002 Island: Molokai Origin: Okala, off-shore islet near Kalaupapa Elevation: 70 ft GPS [UTM]: 714692-2343070 Species Name: Pittosporum halophilum Collector #: K. R. Wood 9829 Co-Collector: M. LeGrande Individual Tag: upper tree [#1] Photo: yes Seed/Cuttings/Other: seed Recommendation: Propagate: 5 Store: remainder Distribute: upon request Description of Plant: shrub, 1.75 m tall, 7 cm diameter at base, stems gray-brown, leaves clustered at branch tips, shiny dark green above, underside densely golden to silver strigose, tomentose, Flowers: none observed Plant/Animal Interaction: none observed Substrate: course granular brown soil with basalt talus Aspect: 250? W Slope: 30? Closure: open to light ca. 70 % of the day Moisture: mesic Topography: mid-slope Phenology: in fruit Vigor: normal Frequency: two Population Structure: Mature: 2 Immature: 0 Seedling: 0 Population Area: 20,000 sq meters Natural Community: Osteomeles anthyllidifolia, Wikestroemia uva-ursi, Chamaesyce celastroides var. amplectens, and Senna gaudichaudii shrubland Associates: Artemisia australis, Melanthera integrifolia, Bidens molokaiensis, Schiedea globosa, Chenopodium oahuense, Diospyros sandwicensis, Scaevola coriacea, Scaevola taccada, Plectranthus parviflorus, Cassytha filiformis, Lythrum maritimum, Sida fallax, Cocculus orbiculatus, Peperomia tetraphylla, Pittosporum halophilum, Portulaca lutea, Waltheria indica, Nesoluma polynesicum, Carex meyenii, Cyperus phleoides var. phleoides, Dianella sandwicensis, Eragrostis variabilis, Doryopteris decipiens Major Threats: The main threats to this ecosystem include competition with non-native plant taxa primarily Schinus terebinthifolius, Bidens pilosa, Conyza bonariensis, Emilia fosbergii, Pluchea carolinensis, Tridax procumbens, Kalanchoë pinnata, Abutilon grandifolium, Psidium guajava, Syzygium cumini, Oxalis corniculata, Portulaca oleracea, Morinda citrifolia, Lantana camara, Stachytarpheta australis, Cynodon dactylon, Digitaria insularis, Turnera ulmifolia Digitaria setigera, Melinis minutiflora, Melinis repens, and Phymatosorus grossus, possible land slides, possible rat presence, and the loss of reproductive vigor as the result of limited numbers of existing individuals.
Date of Record Creation:
June 30, 2016
Date of Last Update:
May 24, 2022

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