Polyscias sandwicensis

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Polyscias sandwicensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Polyscias
Species: P. sandwicensis
Binomial name
Polyscias sandwicensis
(A.Gray) Lowry & G.M.Plunkett

Reynoldsia sandwicensis A.Gray

Polyscias sandwicensis, known as the 'ohe makai[3] or ʻOhe kukuluāeʻo in Hawaiian, is a species of flowering plant in the ivy family, Araliaceae, that is endemic to Hawaii. It is a tree, reaching a height of 4.6–15 m (15–49 ft) high with a trunk diameter of 0.5–0.6 m (1.6–2.0 ft).[4] It can be found at elevations of 30–800 m (98–2,625 ft) on most main islands. Polyscias sandwicensis generally inhabits lowland dry forests, but is occasionally seen in coastal mesic and mixed mesic forests.[5] It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Reynoldsia sandwicensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 31 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Polyscias sandwicensis (A.Gray) Lowry & G.M.Plunkett". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 31 March 2014 – via The Plant List. 
  3. ^ "Reynoldsia sandwicensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Little Jr., Elbert L.; Roger G. Skolmen (1989). "ʻOhe makai, Hawaiian reynoldsia" (PDF). Common Forest Trees of Hawaii. United States Forest Service. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 
  5. ^ "ohe makai". Hawaii Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 

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