CPC Plant Profile: Ufa-halomtano
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Ufa-halomtano (Heritiera longipetiolata)

This shot shows the plant in situ--notice the massive above-ground root system of this species. Photo Credit: Waimea
Description
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • State: GU
  • Nature Serve ID: 929012
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/10/1987

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.

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Updates
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

David Orr
  • 01/01/2010

Pollinator-controls affected by brown tree snake ()

David Orr
  • 01/01/2010

Unknown.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Heritiera longipetiolata
Authority Kaneh.
Family Malvaceae
CPC Number 2219
ITIS 845756
USDA HELO12
Common Names ufa-halomtano
Associated Scientific Names Heritiera longipetiolata
Distribution Endemic to the Marianas Islands: Guam, Rota and Saipan.
State Rank
State State Rank
Guam *FR
Habitat

Grows from limestone cliffs and crevices, never near rivers nor the coast.

Ecological Relationships

Very little is known about this species.

Pollinators
Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Reintroduction
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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