Vegetation and Flora of the Aleipata Islands, Western Samoa

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1983-07
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Whistler, W Arthur
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University of Hawai'i Press
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The botany of four small, relatively undisturbed tuff cone islands off the east coast of Upolu, Western Samoa, is examined. During a series of visits to the islands, the vegetation was studied in nine sample plots, and a checklist of the 260 species comprising the flora was compiled. Six types of native vegetation are recognized, one of which (Diospyros coastal forest) appears to be unique to tuff cone islands. Casual observations were made on the avifauna and turtle species, and the ecological significance of the islands is discussed.
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Whistler WA. 1983. Vegetation and flora of the Aleipata Islands, Western Samoa. Pac Sci 37(3): 227-249.
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