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NTBG Plant Name:
Guettarda speciosa
Barcode:
PTBG1000072142
Specimen ID:
035221
Collector ID:
8623
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
April 21, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS, US, MO
Observers:
Diane Ragone, Tavita Togia
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Ofu
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Ofu County
Locality:
Toaga site on island's south coast, National Park of American Samoa between coastal road and shoreline; elevation 2-3 m, location toward east end of park.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree 4 m tall with dense, rounded crown. Corollas (fallen at 11 am) white, fragrant. Fruit globose, green ripening white, spongy. Common, indigenous. Samoan name: pua pua.
Habitat:
Littoral forest.
Associated Species:
With Terminalia samoensis, Thespesia populnea, Hernandia nymphaeifolia, Cocos, Barringtonia asiatica, Pandanus tectorius, Tournefortia argentea, and herbaceous understory.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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