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Chenopodium oahuense

Chenopodium oahuense (Meyen) Aellen

Ahea, Ahewahewa, Alaweo, Hawaiian Goosefoot, Kahaihai

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family)

Synonym(s): Chenopodium oahuense var. discospermum, Chenopodium pekeloi


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Achene or utricle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Coastal dry forests, subalpine shrublands.


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
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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