Ochrosia haleakalae H. St. John
Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)
Synonym(s): Ochrosia hamakuaensis
USDA Symbol: OCHA
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
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 InformationBloom 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.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Ochrosia haleakalae in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ochrosia haleakalae in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ochrosia haleakalae
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-07-22
Research By: JAM