\"Tree up to 30m tall, stem diameter up to 80cm, large trees often flanged at base, branches pendulous. Leaves with petioles 2-8mm long; blades narrowly oblong-ovate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, apex drawn out to pointed or rounded tip, base cuneate, margin slightly recurved, 5.5-17cm X 1.3-5cm, dark green and glossy above, dull and paler below, main lateral veins 15-40 pairs, oil glands numerous, fairly distinct. Flowers in panicles, pedicels up to 3mm long; hypanthium campanulate, calyx 3mm long; sepals 5, less than 1mm long; petals white, 5, imbricate, mostly cohering slightly and forming calyptra which is shed when flower opens; stamens ca 3-7mm long; style 4-10mm long. Fruits greenish, depressed globular, 1.3-2cm diameter, crowned by persistent calyx lobes.\" (PIER, 2002)
Present in Tahiti and Moorea, French Polynesia. Mesic and wet low- to\r\nmid-elevation sites (mean annual rainfall > 1,500mm ; elevation < 600m in\r\nthe Society Is.) (Jean-Yves Meyer, pers. comm. 2004).
Principal source: Dr.Jean-Yves Meyer Chargé de Recherche/Research Management Officer. Délégation à la Recherche Papeete, Tahiti Polynésie française
Pacific Islands Ecosystems at Risk, (PIER, 2002)
Compiler: IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Publication date: 2006-05-08
Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2017) Species profile: Waterhousea floribunda. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=483 on 29-03-2017.