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Phyllanthus distichus

Phyllanthus distichus Hook. & Arn.

Pamakani, Pamakani Mahu

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

Synonym(s): Phyllanthus sandwicensis, Phyllanthus sandwicensis var. degeneri, Phyllanthus sandwicensis var. ellipticus

USDA Symbol: PHDI8

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 9 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Habitat: Mesic forests, often on steep slopes or ridge tops, sometimes in dry shrubland.

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 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-03-09
Research By: CBR

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