Common Name: Hame
Ripening fruits on a plant growing in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, Florida, USA.
Photograph by: scott.zona
Hame is a small evergreen tree growing from 4 - 10 metres tall, with occasional specimens to 15 metres.
The edible fruits are gathered from the wild for local use, and the tree is also occasionally cultivated for this purpose[
Pacific Islands - Hawaii.
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the moister tropics.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
The pink fruits are used in syrups and jellies[
A dye is obtained from the ripe fruit which was traditionally used to colour tapa - a paper-like cloth make from the bark of several different trees, especially Broussonetia papyrifera[
The reddish-brown wood is hard and close-grained[
]. Resistant to shipworms[
]. Excellent for boat building[
]. It is used by Hawaiians to make the anvil upon which bark cloth is made[
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