Planchonella membranacea H. J. Lam.

Planchonella membranacea

Distribution:

Fiji: Vanua Balavu, Vanua Levu, Viti Levu
Tonga: ‘Uta Vava’u

local names: –

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References:

[1] Albert C. Smith: Flora Vitiensis Nova: A new flora of Fiji (Spermatophytes only). Vol. 2. Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii 1981

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Planchonella torricellensis (K. Schum.) H. J. Lam

Planchonella torricellensis

Distribution:

Fiji: Rotuma
Niue
Samoa: Ofu, Savai’i, ‘Upolu, Ta’u, Tutuila
Wallis & Futuna: Alofi, Futuna

local names: –

Planchonella smithii (P. Royen) A. C. Sm.

Planchonella smithii

Distribution:

Fiji: Taveuni, Vanua Levu, Viti Levu

local names:

ba – Fiji
bau loa – Fiji
bau ravua – Fiji
bau sa – Fiji
bau vudi – Fiji
bawaki – Fiji

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References:

[1] Albert C. Smith: Flora Vitiensis Nova: A new flora of Fiji (Spermatophytes only). Vol. 2. Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii 1981

Manilkara samoensis H. J. Lam & B. Meeuse

Manilkara samoensis

Distribution:

Samoa: Savai’i

local names:

pau – Savai’i / Samoa

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The species is known only from western Savai’i, where it appears to be restricted to the lowland forest on the Falealupo Peninsula.

The dark brown to red wood of the tree is favoured by wood carvers. [1]

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References:

[1] T. Pouli; T. Alatimu; L. Thomson: Conserving the Pacific Islands’ unique trees: Terminalia richii and Manilkara samoensis in Samoa. International Forestry Review 4(4): 286-291. 2002