Euphorbia celastroides var. amplectens
Euphorbia celastroides Boissier var. amplectens Sherff

Hawaiian names: `akoko
Family: Euphorbiaceae (the spurge family)
Habit: a shrub.
Native to the Hawaiian Islands; endemic. Recorded from Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu (Wai`anae Mountains and the Ko`olau Mountains), Moloka`i, Lāna`i, Kaho`olawe, Maui (West Maui and East Maui), and Hawai`i.
Habitat: dry shrubland and forest.

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Hybrid combinations involving E. celastroides var. amplectens I have seen and recognized to date:

Euphorbia celastroides var. amplectens
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E. celastroides var. kaenana -
O`ahu, Wai`anae Mountains.
Kahanahāiki, Punakou Gulch - a large hybrid swarm. No photographs taken.
Wai`anae Kai - a few reachable plants at the base of the cliff; possibly more higher up on the cliff. No photographs taken.

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Euphorbia celastroides var. amplectens
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E. multiformis var. microphylla (Wai`anae Mts. (O`ahu) type) -
O`ahu, Wai`anae Mountains.
Mākaha - Wai`anae Kai Ridge - photographs to be posted.

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Taxa that I think are of hybrid origin involving E. celastroides var. amplectens:

Euphorbia multiformis var. manoana (O`ahu, Ko`olau Mts., possibly elsewhere; appears to be a taxon of hybrid origin between E. celastroides var. amplectens and E. multiformis var. microphylla, most likely the Ko`olau Mts. type) -
www.flickr.com/photos/53193377@N02/sets/72157631580688842/

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