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Nesoluma polynesicum

Nesoluma polynesicum (Hillebr.) Baill.

Hawaiian Nesoluma, Island Nesoluma, Keahi

Sapotaceae (Sapodilla family)



USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.
Fruit: Reddish to purple or black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Habitat: Slopes and lava fields in remnants patches of dry 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
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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


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

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