pacific island thintail

Lepturus repens
Lepturus grass
Matie nanamu (S), matie toro (T)

Interesting facts

Grows in the coral sand, or in shallow soil on rocks. The long stolons allow the formation of large, loose, green mats. Can be found on exposed beaches or forest areas.

Family

Poaceae

Biogeographical status

Indigenous

Life form

Herbaceous

Abundance on Tetiaroa

Very common

Ecosystem on Tetiaroa

beach, mixed forest

sources

Butaud & Jacq, Guide floristique des atolls soulevés des Tuamotu. DIREN, Papeete, Polynésie française

legend

S: Society | T: Tuamotu | M: Marquesas | G: Gambier | A: Australs | FP: French Polynesia