By R. Bourdeix, V. Saena Tuia and Alofa Leuluaialii

This website returns the information collected during two scientific visits conducted in 2001 and 2010, on behalf the Ministry of Agriculture of Samoa, the International Coconut Genetic Resources Network, the Secretatiat of the South Pacific Community, the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Bioversity International and the French Centre for Agricultural Research and Development. The objective of the second visit was to secure the conservation of the famous Niu Afa cultivar, the longest coconut in the world.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

first visit in 2001: picturing samoan coconut varieties

The 2001 Samoan Team at the Olomanu Seed garden

Spicata Tall-type from Samoa

Inflorescences and bunch of  Spicata Tall-type from Samoa

Details of female and male spicata flowers  

A high definition poster on Spicata forms in Pacific region
 can be downloaded here