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Elatostema samoense Reinecke

Elatostema samoense


Samoa: Savai’i, Tutuila, ‘Upolu

local name: –


The Samoan flora contains about 12 to 14 species from this genus, which all are endemic to the islands.

The genus, however, appears to be in need of a revision.

Elatostema urvilleanum Brongn.

Elatostema urvilleanum


Samoa: Savai’i

local name: –



Depiction from: ‘M. L. I. Duperrey: Voyage autour du monde: Exécuté par Ordre du Roi, Sur la Corvette de Sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824, et 1825, par M. L. I. Duperrey; Botanique, par Mm. d’Urville, Bory de St-Vincent et Ad. Brogniart. Paris: Arthus Bertrand 1828’


Elatostema sessile J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Elatostema sessile


Society Islands: Bora Bora, Huahine, Mo’orea, Ra’iatea, Taha’a, Tahiti

local names:

ami amia – Tahiti / Society Islands
amimaia – Tahiti / Society Islands
iriaeo – Tahiti / Society Islands
toatoa – Tahiti / Society Islands


This species is very widespread and can be found in many parts of Asia as well as in Australia, within the Polynesian region it occurs at least on the Society Islands.



Photo: Ravahere Taputuarai

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