The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
National Tropical Botanical Garden
The conservation of Tetraplasandra oahuensis is fully sponsored.
David Orr contributed to this Plant Profile.
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
Mesic to wet forest, 240-1,520 meters elevation (Wagner et al 1999).
Conservation, Ecology & Research
Much taxonomic research is needed.
Lowry, P.P. II. 1986. A synopsis of native Hawaiian USA Araliaceae. Pacific Science. 40, 1-4: 79-87.