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Gouania meyenii

Gouania meyenii Steud.

Smoothfruit Chewstick

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn family)

Synonym(s): Gouania gagnei, Gouania oliveri

USDA Symbol: GOME

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 7 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Mountain slopes.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1WQ
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (HI)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

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 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR

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