National Park of American Samoa

American Samoa National Park

American Samoa National Park Information

American Samoa National Park Location American Samoa, USA
American Samoa National Park Nearest City Pago PagoNearest city: Pago Pago
American Samoa National Park Coordinates 14°15′30″S 170°41′0″W
American Samoa National Park Area 10,500 acres (4,200 ha)
American Samoa National Park Established 1988-10-31 Established: 1988-10-31
American Samoa National Park Visitors 3,900 (in Average 2006-08)
American Samoa National Park Governing Body National Park Service

National Park of American Samoa Plan Your Visit

  • American Samoa National Park is open daily (year round).
  • To visit American Samoa National Park for free (No fee and no reservation) .

Things to Do in National Park of American Samoa

National Park of American Samoa Outdoor Activities

  • Nature Study
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking and Beachwalking

National Park of American Samoa Plants

Samoan Name Scientific Name Plant Family English Name
A'atasi Rorippa sarmentosa Brassicaceae (Mustard Family) Polynesian cress
Ago Curcuma longa Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family) Turmeric
Aloalo, also Aloalo fanua, Aloalo sami Premna serratifolia Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)  
Aloalo tai Clerdendrum inerme Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)  
Aloalo vao Mussaenda raiateensis Rubiaceae (Coffee Family)  
Aloe Aloe vera Agavaceae (Yucca Family) Aloe vera
Aoa Ficus obliqua Moraceae (Mulberry Family) Polynesian banyan, strangler fig
Apu Initia (Indian apple) Anacardium occidentale Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family) Cashew
Ateate Wallastonia biflora Asteraceae (Sunflower Family) Beach sunflower
Au'auli Diospyros samoensis Ebenaceae Samoan ebony
Aute Samoa Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Malvaceae (Mallow Family) Red hibiscus
Ava, Ava Samoa, kava Piper methysticum Piperaceae (Pepper Family) Kava
Avaavaaitu Macropiper puberulum Piperaceae (Pepper Family)  
Avaavaaitu sosolo      
Avaavaaitu tu      
Avapui Zingiber zerumbet Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family) Wild ginger, shampoo ginger
Avapui tuasivi Alpinia samoensis Zingiberaceae  
Esi Carica papaya Caricaceae (Papaya Family) Papaya, pawpaw
Fai Musa maclayi Musaceae (Banana Family) Banana, plantain
Fala Pandanus tectorius Pandanaceae (Screwpine Family) Pandanus, screwpine
Fau Hibiscus tiliaceus Malvaceae (Mallow Family) Beach hibiscus
Fetau Callophylum inophyllum Clusiaceae (Maongosteen Family) Calophyllum
Filimoto Flacourtia rukam Flacourtiaceae (Flacourtia Family) Indian plum
Fisoa Colubrina asiatica Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)  
Fiu Zingiber officinale Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family) Ginger
Fu'afu'a Kleinhovia hospita Sterculiaceae (Cacao Family)  
Fue laufao Epipremnum pinnatum Araceae (Taro Family)  
Fue manogi Piper graeffei Piperaceae (Piper Family)  
Fue moa, Fuefue moa Ipomoea pes-caprae Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory Family) Beach morning-glory
Fue saina Mikania micrantha Asteraceae (Sunflower Family) Mile-a-minute weed
Fue sina Vigna marina Fabaceae (Pea Family) Beach pea
Futu Barringtonia asiatica Barringtonia (Barringtonia Family) Fish-poison tree
Gatae, Gatae Samoa Erythrina variegata Fabaceae (Pea Family) Coral tree
Ifi Inocarpus fagifer Fabaceae (Pea Family) Tahitian chestnut
Ifiifi Atuna racemosa Chrysobalanaceae  
Ifilele Intsia bijuga Fabaceae (Pea Family)  
Ku'ava Psidium guajava Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family) Guava
La'au fai lafa Senna alata Fabaceae (Pea Family) Dandlebush, acapulco
Laga'ali Aglaia samoensis Meliaceae (Mahogany Family)  
Lama Aleurites molucana Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family) Candlenut
Lau mafiafia Hoya australis Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family) Wax plant
Lau pata, Lau papata, Pata Macaranga harveyana Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)  
Lau ti, Ti Cordyline fruticosa Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family) Also used in Samoan massage (fofo)
Leva Cerbera manghas Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)  
Ma'anunu Tarenna sambucina Rubiaceae (Coffee Family)  
Magele Trema cannabina Ulmaceae (Elm Family)  
Mago Mangifera indica Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)  
Makerita Targetes erecta Asteraceae (Sunflower Family) African marigold
Mamala Omalanthus nutans Euphorbiaceae (Splurge Family)  
Masame Glochidion ramiflorum Euphorbiaceae (Splurge Family)  
Matalafi Psychotria insularum Rubiaceae (Coffee Family)  
Mati Ficus tinctoria Moraceae (Mulberry Family) Dyer's fig
Mautofu Sida rhombifolia Malvaceae (Mallow Family) Broom weed
Mau'utoga Commelina diffusa Commelinaceae (Spiderwort Family) Day flower
Milo Thespesia populnea Malvaceae (Mallow Family) Milo, Pacific roseword
Moegalo Cympobogon citratus Poaceae (Grass Family) Lemon grass
Moli'aina Citrus sinensis Rutaceae (Citrus Family) Orange, sweet orange
Moso'oi Cananga odorata Annonaceae (Soursop Family) Perfume tree, ilangilang
Namulega Vitex trifolia Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)  
Niu Cocos nucifera Arecaceae (Palm Family) Coconut
Nonu, Nonu togianonu Morinda citrifolia Rubiaceae (Coffee Family) Indian mulberry
Nonu 'ai, Nonu fi'afi'a Syzygium malaccense Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family) Malay apple
Oa Bischofia javanica Euphorbiaceae (Splurge Family)  
Ofe, Ofe Samoa Schizostachyum glaucifolium Poacea (Grass Family) Polynesian bamboo
Ogoogo, Ogoogo toto Laportea interrupta Urticaceae (Nettle Family) Island nettle
Ogoogo tea, Ogoogo sina, Ogoogo pa'epa'e Acalypha lanceolata Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)  
Pate Coleus scutellarioides Lamiaceae (Mint Family) Coleus
Polo feu Capsicum frutescens Solanaceae (Nightshade Family) Chilli pepper
Poumuli Flueggea flexuosa Phyllanthaceae  
Pua Fiti Plumeria rubra Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family) Plumeria, frangipani
Pua Samoa, Tiare Gardenia taitensis Rubiaceae (Coffee Family) Tahitian gardenia
Pua taunofo Allamanda cathartica Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family) Golden trumpet
Salato Dendrocnidge harveyi Urticacea (Nettle Family) Stinging nettle tree
Seasea Syzygium corynocarpum Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family)  
Soi Dioscorea bulbifera Dioscoreaceae (Yam Family) Bitter yam
Tagitagi, Tagitagi Samoa Polyscias fruticosa Araliaceae (Panax Family) Panax, ginseng
Taipoipoi Geniostoma repestre Loganiaceae (Logania Family)  
Talafalu Micromelum minutum Rutaceae (Citrus Family)  
Talie Terminalia catappa Combretaceae (Tropical Island Family) Tropical almond
Taro Samoa Colocasia esculenta Araceae (Arum Family) Taro
Teuila Alpinia purpurata Zingiberaceae (Ginger Family) Red ginger. (national flower of Samoa)
Teve Amorphophallus paeoniifolius Araceae (Aroid Family)  
Tipolo Citrus medica Rutaceae (Citrus Family) Citron, lemon
Togo, Togotogo Centella asiatica Apiaceae (Carrot Family) Asiatic pennywort
Tolo Sacharum officinarum Poaceae (Grass Family) Sugarcane
U'a Brousonnetia papyrifera Moraceae (Mulberry Family) Paper mulberry, used in making tapa
Ufi Boerhavia repens Nyctaginaceae ( Four O'Clock Family)  
Ulu Artocarpus altilis Moraceae (Mulberry Family) Breadfruit tree
Usi Euodia hortensis Rutaceae (Citrus Family) Island musk
Vao apulupulu Chamaesyce hirta Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family) Garden spurge
Vao vai Peperomia pellucida Piperaceae (Pepper Family)  
Vavae Ceiba pentandra Malvaceae (Mallow Family) Kapok
Vi Spondias dulcis Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family) Polynesian plum, Otaheite apple
Vi vao Physalis angulata Solanaceae (Nightshade Family) Wild cape gooseberry