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Alsinidendron obovatum

Alsinidendron obovatum Sherff

Waianae Range Alsinidendron

Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Synonym(s): Alsinidendron obovatum var. parvifolium, Schiedea obovata

USDA Symbol: ALOB4

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Sepals fleshy and purple at maturity. Petals absent.


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Ridges and slopes in diverse mesic forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

USDA: Find Alsinidendron obovatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Alsinidendron obovatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Alsinidendron obovatum


Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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