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Taxon: Fagraea berteroana A. Gray ex Benth.

Genus: Fagraea
Family: Gentianaceae
Tribe: Potalieae
Subtribe: Potaliinae
Nomen number: 16534
Place of publication: J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 1:98. 1857 "berteriana"
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Apr-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Fagraea-puakenikeni.pdf,)

Distributional Range:


    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland (n.e.)]

    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia, Palau
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Tonga


    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


  1. Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroforestry.net/tti/Fagraea-puakenikeni.pdf target='_blank' Note: Permanent Agriculture Resources (PAR), Holualoa, Hawai'i\; http://www.traditionaltree.org/
  2. Fosberg, F. R. & M.-H. Sachet. 1980. Systematic studies of Micronesian plants. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 45:20. Note: lists as "berterana"
  3. Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  4. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  5. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  6. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  7. Whistler, W. A. & C. R. Elevitch. 2006. Fagraea berteroana (pua kenikeni). 1-11. Note: re. use as ornamental

Check other web resources for Fagraea berteroana A. Gray ex Benth. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?16534. Accessed 20 September 2019.