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Family Plocamiaceae


Plocamium sandvicense  

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 3 feet

Makai Pier, Waimanalo, Oahu, 5 feet


Uncommon on shaded vertical surfaces exposed to wave action.  Attractive flattened blades with alternate branch pairs, the lower branch undivided.  Branch tips straight, not recurved, lacks strong scent present in Portieria hornemanni.  Excellent species for decorative herbarium pressing.  Endemic to Hawaii.