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NTBG Plant Name:
Polyscias racemosa
Barcode:
PTBG1000064941
Specimen ID:
077806
Collector ID:
AMW340
Collector Name:
Adam M. Williams
Collection Date:
January 26, 2017
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Observers:
Kaili Kosaka
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Kauai
State:
HI
County:
Kauai County
District:
Kawaihau District
Locality:
Nounou Mountain Forest Reserve, adjacent to Wailua River. Approximately 100 feet southwest off of Nounou Trail West
Elevation:
280m
Num Duplicates:
Yes
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
1 giant tree with a single bole, approximately 12m tall and wide, emerging from the surrounding canopy of non-native trees. The only native in sight, surviving despite adjacent landslide that destroyed DOFAW fence around 5 years ago, and subsequent explosion of weeds in the area. Tree is in full flower and fruit, appears healthy and mostly leafed out. Leaves are dark green above, densely pubescent below and along rachis and petioles. Fruits and inflorescence also pubescent. Honeybees visiting flowers.
Ancillary: DNA:
Yes
Aspect:
Northwest
Slope:
Steep
Closure:
Open
Plant Height:
12
Moisture:
Mesic
Topography:
Mid-Slope
Habit:
Tree
Phenology:
all stages
Agestructure:
% Mat
Vigor:
Vigor
Frequency:
Rare
Population Size:
Actual
Population Area:
5-10 m2
Habitat:
Steep Northwest facing midlsope in almost entirely secondary forest, with very few remnants of native vegetation in the area.
Associated Species:
Aleurites moluccana, Macaranga tanarius, Spathodea campanulata, Pluchea carolinensis, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Grevillea robusta, Schinus terebinthifolius, Psidium cattleianum, Hibiscus clayi, Pandanus tectorius, Metrosideros polymorpha var. glaberrima
Comments:
This is one of three occurrences of this tree known to survive on Nounou Mountain
Date of Record Creation:
November 13, 2018
Date of Last Update:
September 24, 2019

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