Pisonia is a genus of flowering plants in the four o'clock flower family, Nyctaginaceae. It was named for Dutch physician and naturalist Willem Piso (1611-1678). Certain species in this genus are known as Catchbirdtrees because their sticky seeds reportedly trap small birds. Such sticky seeds are postulated to be an evolutionary feature of some island species for adherence of their seeds to birds; thereby facilitating dispersal of seeds between islands. These include P. brunoniana of Australasia and Polynesia and P. More

Pisonia grandis = From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to:navigation, search Pisonia grandis Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Caryophyllales Family: Nyctaginaceae Genus: Pisonia Species: More

Pisonia grandis is the most important seabird rookery species throughout theA matter of survival: Pacific Islands vital biodiversity, ... by Thaman, R.R. More