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Zanthoxylum dipetalum var. tomentosum

Zanthoxylum dipetalum H. Mann var. tomentosum Rock

Kawa'u, 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 Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Lava fields.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q3A7
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (HI)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.


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

Additional resources

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


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

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