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.
Seed storage protocols.
Much taxonomic research is needed.
Flower buds or fruit, round & smooth with burgundy tips, on tree Photo Credit: Waimea
Beautiful shot of full tree on misty cliff Photo Credit: Waimea
Mesic to wet forest, 240-1,520 meters elevation (Wagner et al 1999).
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