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Exocarpos menziesii

Exocarpos menziesii Stauffer

Au, Heau, Menzies' Ballart

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
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Pseudodrupe (drupe-like nut).

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Open shrublands, lava flows with sparse vegetation.


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 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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