Monthly Archives: June 2012

Snapshot: Rhynchospora

Now here is a difficult plant for me to ID. This is one of the beak-rush (Rhynchospora ssp.) found here in Hawaii. Florally, it is fairly distinctive, but strictly vegetatively… to my unknowning eyes, it looks an awful lot like … Continue reading

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Self Reflection

It’s been a little while since I’ve been able to make any meaningful updates to Studia Mirabilium. Work has been very busy and very exciting. Blogging on a whole can be quite selfish and this short post is even more … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Hau kuahiwi

For the second time in a month, I was back visiting Big Island. The weather over the memorial day weekend was perfect; I couldn’t have asked for better conditions to enjoy our native biota like this Hibiscadelphus giffardianus again.

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #22: Clermontia hawaiiensis

Clermontia hawaiiensis Hawaiian Name: Oha kepau, Oha wai nui Conservation Status: Vulnerable Distribution: Hawaii (Puna & Kau District) Date photographed: May 28, 2012 *Identification: Form– Shrubs 1.5-9 m tall Leaves– oblong to oblanceolate; blades 9-24 cm long by 2.5-6.5 cm wide; margins callose-crenulate; … Continue reading

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