Authors: W.A. Whistler
Citation: How to Cite: W.A. Whistler and M.B. Thomas. Rare Plants of American Samoa Checklist. Accessed through The Flora of Samoa Data Portal,, accessed yyyy-mm-dd.
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Locality: Independent Samoa (-14.316880, -170.761250)
Abstract: This is text. The flora of Samoa (the archipelago) comprises about 550 native species of flowering plants These species fall into 95 plant families and about 300 genera. Although has the second largest native flora in tropical Polynesia behind Hawai`i), its flora is only about one third as large as that of Fiji located about 1000 km (685 mi) to the west. The largest family of flowering plants in Samoa is the orchid family Orchidaceae, with approximately 100 species.
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Notes: Scientific names have been updated to follow the APG IV system of flowering plant classification.

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Families: 43
Genera: 90
Species: 104 (species rank)
Total Taxa: 108 (including subsp. and var.)