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Diospyros hillebrandii

Diospyros hillebrandii (Seem.) Fosberg

Elama, Lama

Ebenaceae (Ebony Family)


USDA Symbol: DIHI4

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Mesic 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 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-02-05
Research By: CBR

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