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Erythrina sandwicensis

Erythrina sandwicensis O. Deg.

Wili Wili

Fabaceae (Pea family)

Synonym(s): Erythrina sandwicensis var. luteosperma, Erythrina tahitensis

USDA Symbol: ERSA11

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Notes: Up to about 50 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug



Web Reference

Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii
Webref 28 - NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life (2018) NatureServe
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-07-11
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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