Scientific Name: Maytenus thompsonii
Chammoro Name: Luluhot
Leaves: Alternate, smooth, bright green, rounded leaves. The leaf petioles are reddish and about 1.5 cm long.
Fruit: The fruit is a three-parted, light brown capsule that bursts open to discharge the seeds.
Distribution: Guam, Saipan, Rota
This is a common shrub of the limestone community of Guam. It seems to grow best in open places. It is an attractive plant, particularly when in bloom and would make a good addition to the gardens of Guam. The leaves are occasionally added to the all-purpose medicinal combinations of some of the local suruhanas.Original Source: Plants of Guam, i tinanom guahan siha. Phil H. Moore and Pat D. McMakin