Syzygium sandwicense

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Syzygium sandwicense
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Genus: Syzygium
S. sandwicense
Binomial name
Syzygium sandwicense

Eugenia sandwicensis A.Gray[2]

Syzygium sandwicense is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that is endemic to Hawaii. Common names include ʻŌhiʻa ha, , and Pāʻihi. It is normally a large tree, reaching a height of 18 m (59 ft) and a trunk diameter of 0.9 m (3.0 ft), but is a shrub on exposed ridges.[2] ʻŌhiʻa ha inhabits coastal mesic forests, mixed mesic forests, wet forests, and bogs at elevations of 230–1,220 m (750–4,000 ft) on most main islands.[1]


  1. ^ a b "ohia ha, ha, kauokahiki, paihi (Maui), paihiihi (Maui)". Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Retrieved 2009-02-23.
  2. ^ a b Little Jr., Elbert L.; Roger G. Skolmen (1989). "'Ōhi'a ha" (PDF). United States Forest Service.