Elaeocarpus sp. nov. 'Rapa Nui'



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct (Orliac & Orliac, 2008:201)

Last record: Holocene (Orliac & Orliac, 2008); <600 yrcalBP (Prebble & Dowe, 2008:2547)



Rapa Nui (=Easter Island)


Biology & Ecology










Florence, J. (2004). Flore de la Polynésie française. IRD Éditions, Paris.

Orliac, Catherine and Orliac, Michel. (1998). The disappearance of Easter Island’s forest: over-exploitation or climatic catastrophe?, pp. 129-134. In: Stevenson, C. M., Lee, G. and Morin, F. J. (eds.). Easter Island in Pacific Context, South Seas Symposium. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Easter Island and East Polynesia. EasterIsland Foundation, Los Osos.

Orliac, Catherine and Orliac, Michel. (2008). Extinct flora of Easter Island, pp. 197-208. In: Di Piazza, Anne, Pearthree, Erick and Sand, Christophe (eds.). At the Heart of Ancient Societies: French Contributions to Pacific Archaeology. Les Cahiers de l'Archéologie en Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Rull, Valentí. (2020). The deforestation of Easter island. Biological Reviews 95(1): 124-141.


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