Neraudia melastomifolia

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Neraudia
Species: N. melastomifolia
Binomial name
Neraudia melastomifolia

Neraudia melastomifolia, known as Maʻaloa in Hawaiian, is a species of flowering plant in the nettle family, Urticaceae, that is endemic to Hawaii. It is a shrub or small tree, reaching a height of up to 5 m (16 ft). N. melastomifolia inhabits coastal mesic, mixed mesic, and wet forests at elevations of 270–1,160 m (890–3,810 ft) on Kauaʻi Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, and Maui.[2] It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Neraudia melastomifolia. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 August 2007.
  2. ^ "maaloa, maoloa". Hawaii Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-23.