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Carallia brachiata 'Honiara'

Family Name: Rhizophoraceae
Full Sun Moderate Water Coastal Plant Tree


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Tree (Small (6m-15m))
Plant Shape Weeping / Pendulous, Columnar
Maximum Height 10 m
Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width 2 m


Native Distribution Solomon Islands
Local Conservation Status Non-native (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a tree, up to 10 m tall, with a narrow columnar form.
Foliage Leaves are spirally arranged. The branches are long and weeping which hang close to the trunk. Smooth, green leaves are elliptic with wavy leaf margin. They have short petioles (leaf stalks) and a a pair of small, leaf-like stipules at the base. 
Flowers Light green to yellowish green flowers are arranged in small clusters.

Landscaping Features

Landscape Uses Coastal, Beachfront / Shoreline, Hedge / Screening

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Plant Growth Rate Moderate


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Elliptical)
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire - Wavy / Undulate
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.0 (Tree - Dense Canopy)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Green

Fruit, Seed and Spore

Mature Fruit Colour(s) - Angiosperms and Gymnosperms Red

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Master ID 1489
Species ID 2782
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Species record last updated on: 28 November 2022.