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Hawaiian Plants

I am not a botanist, or even a gardener, so ID suggestions are welcome. Taxonomy, common names, etc are usually based on The Manual. Hawaiian names are based on the best source I could find - usually The Manual. However, the Hawaiian names aren't canonical or unique across the whole of the Hawaiian islands, and may be misapplied here due to differences in the location and the specific variety of the plants I photographed.

Initially I tried to get photos of all the different native plant species, and of interesting life stages, types, hybrids, flowers, fruits, etc. Some species and hybrids are difficult to differentiate. For instance, I have not yet tried very hard to collect all the species of common and highly variable plants like pilo, kolea, manono, 'alani, etc. Some interesting and distinctive plants like haiwale are difficult because numerous species and hybrids can all be found in the same location. I'd like to get complete sets of photos for each species at some point, including different sizes, flowers, fruits, hybrids, ecotypes, habitats, etc. I'm not certain when I'll find the time for all that. I also collect locations for the less common species with my GPS, and would like to post maps of population distributions eventually.

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Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family) - 'Ohi'a, 'Ohi'a ha ha, nioi...
[ Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family) - 'Ohi'a, 'Ohi'a ha ha, nioi... ]
Asteraceae (Sunflower Family) - Silverswords, Greenswords, Na'ena'e, Ko'oko'olau, etc
[ Asteraceae (Sunflower Family) - Silverswords, Greenswords, Na'ena'e, Ko'oko'olau, etc ]
Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family) - Lobelioids
[ Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family) - Lobelioids ]
Lamiaceae (Mint Family) - Mints, Sages, etc
[ Lamiaceae (Mint Family) - Mints, Sages, etc ]
Liliaceae (The Lily Family) - Pa'iniu, 'Uki 'Uki, etc
[ Liliaceae (The Lily Family) - Pa'iniu, 'Uki 'Uki, etc ]
Gesneriaceae (African Violet Family) - Ha'iwale
[ Gesneriaceae (African Violet Family) - Ha'iwale ]
Fabaceae (Pea Family) - Mamane, Koa, Wiliwili, etc
[ Fabaceae (Pea Family) - Mamane, Koa, Wiliwili, etc ]
Rutaceae (Citrus Family) - 'Alani, Pilo Kea, etc
[ Rutaceae (Citrus Family) - 'Alani, Pilo Kea, etc ]
Rosaceae (Rose Family) - 'Akala, 'Ohelo Papa, 'Ulei, etc
[ Rosaceae (Rose Family) - 'Akala, 'Ohelo Papa, 'Ulei, etc ]
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family) - Papala, 'Aheahea, Kulu'i, etc
[ Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family) - Papala, 'Aheahea, Kulu'i, etc ]
Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family) - 'A'ali'i, Manele
[ Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family) - 'A'ali'i, Manele ]
Ericaceae (Heath Family) - 'Ohelo
[ Ericaceae (Heath Family) - 'Ohelo ]
Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family) - Maile, Holei, Hao
[ Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family) - Maile, Holei, Hao ]
Araliaceae (Ivy Family) - 'Olapa, 'Ohe Mauka, etc
[ Araliaceae (Ivy Family) - 'Olapa, 'Ohe Mauka, etc ]
Arecaceae (Palm Family) - Loulu
[ Arecaceae (Palm Family) - Loulu ]
Rubiaceae (Coffee Family) - Pilo, Kukaenene, Manono, etc
[ Rubiaceae (Coffee Family) - Pilo, Kukaenene, Manono, etc ]
Urticaceae (Nettle Family) - Mamaki, Olona, Opuhe, etc
[ Urticaceae (Nettle Family) - Mamaki, Olona, Opuhe, etc ]
Nyctaginaceae (Four O'Clock Family) - Papala Kepau
[ Nyctaginaceae (Four O'Clock Family) - Papala Kepau ]
Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea Family) - Kanawao
[ Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea Family) - Kanawao ]
Aquifoliaceae (Holly) - Kawa'u
[ Aquifoliaceae (Holly) - Kawa'u ]
Solanaceae (Nightshade Family) - Popolo, 'Aiea, 'Ohelo Kai, etc
[ Solanaceae (Nightshade Family) - Popolo, 'Aiea, 'Ohelo Kai, etc ]
Myoporaceae - Naio
[ Myoporaceae - Naio ]
Geraniaceae (Geranium Family) - Nohoanu
[ Geraniaceae (Geranium Family) - Nohoanu ]
Piperaceae (Pepper Family) - 'Ala 'Ala Wai Nui (peperomia)
[ Piperaceae (Pepper Family) - 'Ala 'Ala Wai Nui (peperomia) ]
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