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Melicope clusiifolia

Melicope clusiifolia (A. Gray) T.G. Hartley & B.C. Stone

Kukaemoa, Alani, Alani Kuahiwi, Kolokolo Mokihana

Rutaceae (Rue family)

Synonym(s): Pelea clusiifolia, Pelea clusiifolia ssp. cookeana, Pelea clusiifolia ssp. dumosa, Pelea clusiifolia ssp. sapotifolia, Pelea clusiifolia var. auriculifolia, Pelea clusiifolia var. crassiloba, Pelea clusiifolia var. cuneata, Pelea clusiifolia var. dumosa, Pelea clusiifolia var. ecuneata, Pelea clusiifolia var. fauriei, Pelea clusiifolia var. pickeringii, Pelea pickeringii, Pelea pickeringii var. citriodorata


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: May bloom any time of year under the right conditions.


Native Habitat: Mesic to wet forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


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 49 - Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (2020) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-05-24
Research By: CBR

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