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Chamaesyce olowaluana

Chamaesyce olowaluana (Sherff) Croizat & O. Deg.

Alpine Sandmat, Ekoko, Akoko, Koko, Kokomalei

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Synonym(s): Chamaesyce olowaluana var. gracilis, Chamaesyce olowaluana var. lepidofolia, Euphorbia lorifolia var. gracilis, Euphorbia olowaluana, Euphorbia olowaluana var. gracilis, Euphorbia olowaluana var. lepidofolia, Euphorbia olowaluana var. typica

USDA Symbol: CHOL3

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Dry forests and open subalpine forests.


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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-03-10
Research By: CBR

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