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Platydesma cornuta

Platydesma cornuta Hillebr.

Oahu Pilo Kea

Rutaceae (Rue family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PLCO6

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.
Fruit: Cross-shaped, up to about 1-1/4 inch in diameter. Seeds glossy black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
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 Habitat: Mesic forests.

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
Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2021-05-26
Research By: CBR

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