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HAWAII - ENDEMIC
HAWAIIAN PERSIMMON LAMA
|Locally common in dry & mesic, occasionally wet forests of the
Main Hawaiian Islands. Smooth pale green leaves 1.5 - 3.5 inches long, thick,
fine hairs, young leaves reddish. Orange 1 inch fruits are edible.
Both species were once lumped with Diospyros ferrea, a widespread
species from Africa through the Pacific.