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Taxon: Alyxia stellata (J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Roem. & Schult.

Genus: Alyxia
Family: Apocynaceae subfamily: Rauvolfioideae tribe: Alyxieae
Nomen number: 432076
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 4:439. 1819
Name verified on: 11-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • maile   (Source: F Hawaii [as A. oliviformis]) – Hawaiian

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Australia: Australia - Queensland [e.]
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu


  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1967–. Flore de la Nouvelle Caledonie et dependances.
  • Middleton, D. J. 2002. Revision of Alyxia (Apocynaceae). Part 2: Pacific Islands and Australia. Blumea 47:56–56–65.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. [= A. oliviformis].


Check other web resources for Alyxia stellata (J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Roem. & Schult.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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