Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv.

Deschampsia caespitosa

Distribution:

New Zealand: Chatham Island, Pitt Island (Chatham Islands); North Island; South Island; Stewart Island

local names: –

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Panicum pellitum Trin.

Panicum pellitum

Distribution:

Hawai’i Islands: Hawai’i, Kaua’i, Ka’ula, Lana’i, Lehua, Maui, Ni’ihau

local names: –

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edited:

05.02.2017

Festuca matthewsii (Hack.) Cheeseman

Festuca matthewsii

Distribution:

New Zealand: South Island

local names: –

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Festuca matthewsii ssp. aquilonia Connor
Festuca matthewsii ssp. latifundii Connor
Festuca matthewsii ssp. matthewsii (Hack.) Cheeseman
Festuca matthewsii ssp. isamontis Connor

Imperata conferta (Presl) Ohwi

Imperata conferta

Distribution:

Fiji: Gau, Kadavu, Koro, Lakeba, Matuku, Moala, Moturiki, Ovalau, Taveuni, Vanua Levu, Viti Levu, Wakaya, Waya, Yanuca
Samoa: Ofu, Savai’i, Ta’u, Tutuila
Tonga: ‘Eua, Niuafo’ou, Tafahi
Wallis & Futuna: Futuna, ‘Uvea

local names:

gi – Fiji

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References:

[1] Albert C. Smith: Flora Vitiensis Nova: A new flora of Fiji (Spermatophytes only). Vol. 1. Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii 1979

Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin.

Chrysopogon aciculatus

Distribution:

Cook Islands: Aitutaki, ‘Atiu, Mangaia, Ma’uke, Miti’aro, Rarotonga
Fiji: Batiki, Beqa, Gau, Kanacea, Koro, Mago, Matuku, Moala, Moturiki, Rotuma, Taveuni, Totoya, Vanua Balavu, Vanua Levu, Vatulele, Viti Levu
Hawai’i Islands: Kaua’i, Lana’i, West-Maui, Moloka’i, O’ahu
Samoa: ‘Aunu’u, Namu’a, Ta’u, Tutuila
Tokelau: Olohega
Tonga: ‘Eua, Niuafo’ou

local names:

kase – Fiji

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References:

[1] Albert C. Smith: Flora Vitiensis Nova: A new flora of Fiji (Spermatophytes only). Vol. 1. Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii 1979

Cenchrus caliculatus Cav.

Cenchrus caliculatus

Distribution:

Austral Islands: Raivavae, Rapa
Cook Islands: Miti’aro, Rarotonga
Fiji: Batiki, Fulaga, Gau, Kabara, Koro, Mago, Matuku, Nairai, Ovalau, Taveuni, Totoya, Vanua Balavu, Vanua Levu, Vatulele, Viti Levu, Wakaya
Gambier Islands: Aukena, Mangareva, Manui, Motu Teiku
Marquesas: Eiao, Fatu Hiva, Nuku Hiva
New Zealand: Raoul Island (Kermadec-Inseln)
Norfolk Islands: Norfolk Island (ex)
Samoa: Savai’i (ex), Tutuila (ex), ‘Upolu (ex)
Society Islands: Bora Bora, Huahine, Mai’ao, Maupiti, Mo’orea, Ra’iatea, Tahiti
Tonga: ‘Eua, Nomuka, Tofua, ‘Uta Vava’u
Tuamotu Archipelago: Makatea

local names:

parango maori (?) – Miti’aro / Cook Islands
piripiri – Society Islands

Lophaterum gracile Brongn.

Lophaterum gracile

Distribution:

Society Islands: Ra’iatea, Taha’a

local names: –

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This is one of several grass species that show a strange distribution pattern, it occus in parts of Asia as well as in Micronesia, and also in Polynesia, where it, however, is restricted to the islands of Ra’iatea and Taha’a.

The species is restricted to higher elevations. [1][2]

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References:

[1] Dr. Jean-Yves Meyer; Ravahere Taputuarai: Rapport de mission à Tahaa (Iles Sous le Vent, archipel de la Société) du 02 Au 04 Mai 2006: Description de la flore et de la végétation du mont Ohiri. Délégation à la Recherche/Institut Louis Malardé 2006
[2] Frédéric Jacq; Jean-François Butaud: : Guide floristique: Plateaux Te Mehani. DIREN, Papeete, Polynésie française 2010