Authors: W.A. Whistler and Michael B. Thomas
Citation: How to Cite: W.A. Whistler and M.B. Thomas. Common Rainforest Trees of the Samoan Archipelago Checklist. Accessed through The Flora of Samoa Data Portal,, accessed yyyy-mm-dd.
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Locality: Samoa Archipelago (-14.316880, -170.761250)
Abstract: This checklist presents 140 species of trees, the vast majority one will encounter in a Samoan rainforest. The Samoan archipelago is divided politically into a western portion known as Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa) and an eastern portion known as American Samoa. Extensive south Pacific rain forests comprising several hundred species of native trees occur in these volcanic islands in the heart of Polynesia.
Whistler. W.A. 2007. The Samoan Rainforest: A Guide to the Vegetation of the Samoan Archipelago. Isle Botanica, Honolulu, HI. 169 p.
Whistler. W.A. 2004. Rainforest trees of Samoa : A guide to the common native and naturalized lowland and foothill forest trees of the Samoan archipelago. Isle Botanica, Honolulu, HI. 210 p.

Notes: Scientific names have been updated to follow the APG IV system of flowering plant classification.

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Families: 23
Genera: 43
Species: 51 (species rank)
Total Taxa: 51 (including subsp. and var.)