Melicope puberula

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Melicope puberula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Rutaceae
Genus: Melicope
Species: M. puberula
Binomial name
Melicope puberula
(St. John) T.G. Hartley & B.C. Stone

Melicope puberula (hairy melicope)[1][2] is a species of plant in the Rutaceae family. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Like other Hawaiian Melicope, this species is known as alani.[3] In 2010 it was added to the endangered species list of the United States.[4]

This shrub is endemic to the island of Kauai where it grows in wet forests and bogs. There are an estimated 900 individuals remaining.[4]


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