CPC National Collection Plant Profile

Tetraplasandra oahuensis

Photographer:
Waimea

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CPC National Collection Plant Profile

Tetraplasandra oahuensis


Family: 
Araliaceae  
Common Name: 
‘Ohe mauka
Author: 
(A. Gray) Harms
Growth Habit: 
Tree, Shrub
CPC Number: 
13631

Distribution
Protection
Conservation
References


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Photographer: Waimea

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Photographer: Waimea


Tetraplasandra oahuensis is Not Sponsored
Primary custodian for this plant in the CPC National Collection of Endangered Plants is: 
David Orr contributed to this Plant Profile.

 
Tetraplasandra oahuensis


The most variable species of this endemic genus, Tetraplasandra oahuensis has large pinnate compound leaves with 7 to 15 leaflets, the lowest opposite pair usually smaller than the rest. Leaf surfaces are dull. The petiole is about the same length as the rachis. Sap is clear. The black to purple fruits are presented on umbels for bird dispersal.

Distribution & Occurrence

State Range
  Hawaii
State Range of  Tetraplasandra oahuensis
Habitat
  Mesic to wet forest, 240-1,520 meters elevation (Wagner et al 1999).

Distribution
  On all main islands except Ni`ihau and Kaho`olawe (Wagner et al. 1999).

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Protection

Global Rank:  
G3
 
12/29/1998
Guide to Global Ranks
Federal Status:  
 
Guide to Federal Status
Recovery Plan:  
No
 

State/Area Protection
  State/Area Rank Status Date  
  Hawaii *FR  

Conservation, Ecology & Research

Ecological Relationships
 

Threats
  Habitat destruction.
Weed competition

Current Research Summary
  None known.

Current Management Summary
 

Research Management Needs
  • Seed storage protocols.
• Much taxonomic research is needed.

Ex Situ Needs
 

References

Books (Single Authors)

Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H. 1999. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i--Revised Edition. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press and Bishop Museum Press. 1853p.

Books (Sections)

Kartesz, J.T. 1999. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the U.S., Canada, and Greenland. In: Kartesz, J.T.; Meacham, C.A., editors. Synthesis of the North American Flora, Version 1.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden. Chapel Hill, NC.

Electronic Sources

(2002). Hawaiian Native Plant Genera. ¬ Gerald D. Carr, University of Hawaii Botany Department. http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/natives.htm. Accessed: 2002.

Journal Articles

Lowry, P.P. II. 1986. A synopsis of native Hawaiian USA Araliaceae. Pacific Science. 40, 1-4: 79-87.

Reports

USFWS. 2001. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Species List. March 30, 2000. Honolulu: Unpublished. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. p.19.


  This profile was updated on 9/28/2010
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