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Vegetation and Flora of the Aleipata Islands, Western Samoa

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Title:Vegetation and Flora of the Aleipata Islands, Western Samoa
Authors:Whistler, W Arthur
Date Issued:Jul 1983
Publisher:University of Hawai'i Press
Citation:Whistler WA. 1983. Vegetation and flora of the Aleipata Islands, Western Samoa. Pac Sci 37(3): 227-249.
Abstract: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.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 37, Number 3, 1983
Whistler, W. Arthur

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