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Useful Tropical Plants

Xylosma hawaiense

Seem.

Salicaceae


The name is sometimes spelled Xylosma hawaiiense[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Myroxylon hawaiense (Seem.) Kuntze

Myroxylon hillebrandii (Wawra) Kuntze

Xylosma hillebrandii Wawra

Common Name:

Xylosma hawaiense
Tree in native habitat
Photograph by: Forest and Kim Starr
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General Information

Xylosma is a tree growing 6 - 9 metres tall[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
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ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
].
The aromatic wood is used for perfuming coconut oil and for making boards.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Pacific - Hawaii.

Habitat

Most commonly found in mesic forest, occasionally in dry woodland and wet forest, at elevations from 250 - 1,220 metres on most main islands[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height6.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a position in full sun or partial shade[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
]. Plants can succeed in a range of soils[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The aromatic wood is used for perfuming coconut oil[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
].

The wood is good for making boards[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
].

Propagation

Seed - treated seed germinates in 3 - 5 weeks[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
]. Seedlings grow rapidly once transferred to individual pots[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
]. Move young seedlings to an open location so that the trunk/stems stiffen in response to wind and plant out when 20 - 30cm tall[
417
Title
Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www2.bishopmuseum.org/ethnobotanydb/index.asp
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details on over 100 species of Hawaiian plants.
].
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2018-12-12. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Xylosma+hawaiense>

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