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Samolus repens (J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Pers.

Samolus repens


New Zealand: Rangatira Island (Chatham Islands); Great Barrier Island; Kapiti Island; Kermadec Islands; North Island; Aorangi Island (Poor Knights Islands); South Island; Stewart Island; Betsy Island, Big Island, Kundy Island, Poutama Island (Titi Islands)
Norfolk Islands: Nepean Island, Norfolk Island
Pitcairn Islands: Pitcairn Island
Rapa Nui: Rapa Nui

local names:

maakoako – New Zealand
makoako – New Zealand


Two varieties are known to occur within the Polynesian region, the nominate from New Zealand, the Pitcairn Islands and Easter Island; and var. strictus Cockayne, which occur in New Zealand and on the Norfolk Islands.

Lysimachia rapensis R. Br.

Rapa Loosestrife (Lysimachia rapensis)


Austral Islands: Rapa

local names: –


The enigmatic Rapa Loosestrife was described in the year 1935.

The species is restricted to the island of Rapa, it, however, appears to be one of the many Polynesian plants about which nothing is known.