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Zanthoxylum dipetalum

Zanthoxylum dipetalum H. Mann

Kawa'u, Kawa'u Kua Kuku Kapa, Ae, Hea'e, Manele

Rutaceae (Rue family)



USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Notes: Up to about 50 feet tall.
Fruit: Usually 1 black seed per follicle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: White or yellowish white, sometimes tinged reddish. May bloom any time of year under the right conditions.


Native Habitat: Dry to mesic forests, sometimes along margins of wet forests.


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


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

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