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NTBG Plant Name:
Pittosporum halophilum
Barcode:
PTBG1000056283
Specimen ID:
044470
Collector ID:
9821
Collector Name:
K. R. Wood
Collection Date:
June 6, 2002
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Observers:
Maya LeGrande
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Molokai
State:
HI
County:
Maui County
Elevation:
46
Locality:
Kuka`iwa`a, peninsula just to the east of Kalaupapa.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
70 cm tall shrub with ca. 30 branches, growing in granular brown soil with decomposed basalt and talus, 50 deg NE asp, on shelf of vertical sea cliff, single tree in fruit
Ancillary: Seed:
Yes
Habitat:
coastal herb/shrubland.
Associated Species:
With Scaevola toccata, Artemisia australis, Cyperus phleoides, Bidens hillebrandii, Tetramolopium sylvae, Fimbristylis cymosa.
Comments:
***SEED COLLECTION K. R. Wood Accession Data NTBG Project: GSN Date: 6 Jun 2002 Island: Molokai Origin: Kuka`iwa`a, peninsula just to the east of Kalaupapa Elevation: ca 150 ft Lat/long: 21? 10.049N-156? 54.885W Species Name: Pittosporum halophilum Collector #: K. R. Wood 9821 Co-Collector: M. LeGrande Individual Tag: single plant Photo: yes Seed/Cuttings/Other: seed Recommendation: Propagate: some Store: remainder Distribute: upon request Description of Plant: 70 cm tall shrub with ca. 30 branches Flowers: not observed Plant/Animal Interaction: none observed Substrate: granular brown soil with decomposed basalt and talus Aspect: 50? NE Slope: shelf of vertical sea cliff Closure: open to light ca. 50% of the day Moisture: mesic Topography: coastal cliffs Phenology: in fruit Vigor: normal Frequency: single plant Population Structure: Mature: 1 Immature: 0 Seedling: 0 Population Area: - Natural Community: coastal herb/shrubland Associates: Scaevola toccata, Artemisia australis, Cyperus phleoides, Bidens hillebrandii, Tetramolopium sylvae, Fimbristylis cymosa, Major Threats: The main threats to this ecosystem include habitat degradation by feral pigs, rats, competition with non-native plant taxa primarily Kalanchoe pinnata, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Pluchea spp, other threats include possible land slides, fire, 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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