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Streblus pendulinus

Streblus pendulinus (Endl.) F. Muell.

Aiai, Hawai'i Roughbush, Hawaii Roughbush, Hawaiian False-mulberry, Isaac Wood, Sia's Backbone

Moraceae (Mulberry Family)

Synonym(s): Pseudomorus brunoniana, Pseudomorus brunoniana var. sandwicensis, Pseudomorus sandwicensis, Streblus sandwicensis

USDA Symbol: STPE3

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.
Fruit: Red.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Mesic forests, sometimes in upper portions of dry forests or drier areas of wet forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-07-14
Research By: CBR

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