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Melicope lydgatei

Melicope lydgatei (Hillebr.) T.G. Hartley & B.C. Stone

Koolau Range Melicope, Alani

Rutaceae (Rue family)

Synonym(s): Pelea apoda, Pelea descendens, Pelea lydgatei, Pelea parvifolia var. apoda, Pelea parvifolia var. sessilis, Pelea semiternata

USDA Symbol: MELY

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Small shrubs.

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.

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States, possibly extinct.
Native Habitat: Mesic forests.

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

USFWS Species Profile: Q1Z0
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.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
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.

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 49 - Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (2020) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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