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NTBG Plant Name:
Morinda citrifolia
Barcode:
PTBG1000073692
Specimen ID:
034731
Collector ID:
8531
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
April 12, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS, US
Observers:
Diane Ragone, Jim Wiseman, Mino Fialua, Paulo Paulo
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Tau
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
Locality:
SE corner of island. National Park of American Samoa, coastal trail between Tufu Point and Si`u Point: elevation 2-4 m.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Small tree 3 m tall with full, dense crown. Inflorescences l eaf-opposed. Corolla lobes white, tube green. Syncarp 6 x 4 cm, green ripening waxy-white, becoming soft and foetid smelling. Samoan name: "nonu".
Habitat:
Littoral forest, alternating with open littoral shrubland and agroforest areas, over coral rubble.
Associated Species:
With canopy of Barring tonia asiatica, Hernandia nymphaeifolia, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Ficus, Morinda, Macaranga, Scaevola taccada.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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