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NTBG Plant Name:
Blighia sapida
Barcode:
PTBG1000079252
Specimen ID:
047740
Collector ID:
795
Collector Name:
S. K. Pell
Collection Date:
July 29, 2008
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Other Herbarium:
BKL
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Kauai
State:
HI
County:
Kauai County
District:
Koloa District
Locality:
Lawai Valley. National Tropical Botanical Garden, McBryde Garden, Big Valley, Map 1.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Tree ca. 25m tall. Fruit dehiscing into 3 sections, red at maturity just before dehiscence; seeds with very large aril (as large as seed); insects often penetrate fruit before dehiscence and appear to eat aril. Wild collected by Lynwood Hume. Silica sample deposited in the BBG Lab tissue collection and at the NTBG herbarium. TOXIC "Akee" NTBG # 800174 001
From Accession #:
800174 001
From Cultivated Plant:
Yes
Habitat:
Cultivated.
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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