Sterculiaceae – Cacao Family

Plants in the mainly tropical and subtropical Cacao Family (Sterculiaceae) are trees, shrubs, or rarely perennial herbs with mucilaginous, fibrous bark, simple, alternate leaves, flowers with 5 or 0 petals, and fruit in the form of a capsule, follicle, or rarely a berry or a nut.

Listed below are some of the Hawaiian plants in this family.