The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
The conservation of Heritiera longipetiolata is fully sponsored.
David Orr contributed to this Plant Profile.
This beautiful buttressed tree grows to a height of 40 feet, with mottled tan bark. Leaves are silvery below and dark green above. The petioles, about 2 inches long are twice as those of the common street tree, H. littoralis whose leaves are more elongated. The fruit is about 2 - 3 inches long by 2 inches wide and sharply keeled.
Distribution & Occurrence
Grows from limestone cliffs and crevices, never near rivers nor the coast.
Conservation, Ecology & Research
1969. Micronesica, Journal of the University of Guam. 6: 419-420.
Garnett, W. 1987. Update of CPC Activities. Notes from Waimea Arboretum & Botanical Garden. 14: 12-13.
Wiles G.J.; Aguon, C.F.; Davis, G.W.; Grout, D.J. 1995. The Status and Distribution of Endangered Animals and Plants in Northern Guam. Micronesica. 28, 1: 31-49.