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NTBG Plant Name:
Morinda citrifolia
Barcode:
PTBG1000073702
Specimen ID:
035345
Collector ID:
8635
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
April 22, 2001
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
NPSAS, US
Observers:
Diane Ragone
Region:
Polynesia
Country:
AS
Island Group:
SAMOAN ISLANDS
Island:
Ofu
State:
MANUA DISTRICT
County:
Ofu County
Locality:
National Park of Americ an Samoa, Toaga site, between coastal road and shoreline, near west end of park; elev. 3-4 m.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Small tree 2 m tall, branches decussate. Leaves glossy above . Corolla tube pale green, lobes white. Compound fruit green turning waxy white and foetid when ripe. Indigenous, common . Samoan name: nonu.
Habitat:
Coastal strand forest over coral sand & basalt boulders.
Associated Species:
With Hernandia nymphaeifolia, Thespesia populnea, Pandanus tectorius, Tournefortia argentea, Morinda, mixed with plantings of Cocos, Artocarpus & Musa, understory of Vigna, Phymatosorus, Tacca, Epipremnum.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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