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Ochrosia haleakalae (Island yellowwood)
Cressler, Alan

Ochrosia haleakalae

Ochrosia haleakalae H. St. John

Island Yellowwood

Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

Synonym(s): Ochrosia hamakuaensis


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: To about 25 feet in height.
Fruit: About 2-1/2 X 1-1/2 inches. Fruits occur in pairs opposite and sessile on the stem. They resemble plums or mangoes and progress from green to purple to rusty-yellow during development and ripening. Native Hawaiians ate the seed of this species.
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers white or greenish-white. Petals recurve in a pinwheel shape. Strongly and very pleasantly fragrant.




Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-07-22
Research By: JAM

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