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Exocarpos gaudichaudii

Exocarpos gaudichaudii A. DC.

Au, Heau, Hulumoa, Kaumahana

Santalaceae (Sandalwood family)



USDA Native Status: HI (N)

Plants in this family are hemiparasitic on roots of other plants.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe , Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.
Fruit: Pseudodrupe (drupe-like nut).

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Ridges in mesic forests and shrublands, sometimes in open drier areas of wet 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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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