Ophiorrhiza rupestris Hemsl.

Ophiorrhiza rupestris


Wallis & Futuna: Alofi, Futuna

local names: –


Within the Polynesian region this species appears to be restricted to Alofi and Futuna, Wallis & Futuna, but it is otherwise known to be quite widespread on the Solomon Islands.

Since the plant is obviously restricted to beach habitats, it may be an arboriginal introduction. [1]



[1] Steven P. Darwin: The Pacific species of Ophiorrhiza L. (Rubiaceae). Lyonia 1(2): 47-102. 1976


edited: 11.08.2017

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