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Diospyros sandwicensis

Diospyros sandwicensis (A. DC.) Fosberg

Lama, Elama

Ebenaceae (Ebony Family)

Synonym(s): Diospyros ferrea, Diospyros ferrea ssp. sandwicensis, Diospyros ferrea var. degeneri, Diospyros ferrea var. kauaiensis, Diospyros ferrea var. pubescens, Diospyros ferrea var. sandwicensis, Diospyros ferrea var. toppingii, Diospyros sandwicensis var. elliptica, Diospyros sandwicensis var. frameata, Diospyros sandwicensis var. kauaiensis, Diospyros sandwicensis var. kokeensis, Diospyros sandwicensis var. lanaiensis, Diospyros sandwicensis var. miloliensis, Diospyros sandwicensis var. oahuensis, Diospyros sandwicensis var. obtusa, Diospyros sandwicensis var. ovalis, Diospyros sandwicensis var. puberula, Diospyros sandwicensis var. pubescens, Diospyros sandwicensis var. rotundata, Diospyros sandwicensis var. rugosa, Diospyros sandwicensis var. sclerophylla, Diospyros sandwicensis var. toppingii, Diospyros sandwicensis var. wailauensis, Diospyros sandwicensis var. wiebkei

USDA Symbol: DISA10

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Size Notes: Up to about 45 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Habitat: Dry to mesic forests.

Bibliography

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

Metadata

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

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