Bobea timonioides

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Bobea timonioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Bobea
Species: B. timonioides
Binomial name
Bobea timonioides
(Hook.f.) Hillebr.

ʻAhakea (Bobea timonioides) is a species of flowering tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, that is endemic to Hawaiʻi. It inhabits dry, coastal mesic and mixed mesic forests at elevations of 250–580 metres (820–1,900 ft) on the islands of Hawaiʻi and Maui.[1] It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ "ahakea, ahakea lau lii (B. brevipes), akupa (B. brevipes), ahakea lau nui (B. elatior)". Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2009-03-24.