Category Archives: Nature

Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #38 Lobelia yuccoides

Lobelia yuccoides *From Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai’i

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Let’s talk about: Doodia

Here is another fern we have at the Manoa Cliff restoration site. ‘Okupukupu (Doodia kunthiana) is another endemic component to mesic-wet forest understories here in Hawai’i. It may be common in other areas, but I have not come across this … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Hawaiian wood fern

Considering I’ve been blogging mostly about Hawaiian plants since 2010, I’m surprised at myself for not having talked about ferns as much. In the wet forest habitats that I often frequent, ferns of all types are characteristic components of these … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about: ‘Oha

Today’s post I thought I’d talk more in detail about Delissea. I want to get into a bit of it’s natural history, the grave challenges it faces but also some unique opportunities that anyone of interest can engage with. Of … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #37: Trematolobelia kaalae

Trematolobelia kaalae *From Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai’i

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Snapshot: Ginko trees and connections in deep time

Arbor day in Hawai’i is coming up again and I am reminded of my trip to Korea about 8 years ago. We were staying at the Jeongju Hanok Village when we came across this old Ginko tree with a sign. … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #36: Cyanea membrenacea

Cyanea membrenacea *From Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai’i

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Let’s talk about: Olomea

I’m going to try something a bit different. I got the inspiration for doing this from the 1 comment in the ‘aka’aka’awa post. Internet searches can and are wonderful ways to find out about native Hawaiian plants and animals. But … Continue reading

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The face that we almost forgot

If you are of a particular age cohort, you will remember the sensation that was M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense. Lauded, then cliched, for its plot twist, the movie was also known for Haley Joel Osment’s famous utterance: “I … Continue reading

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Snapshot: Toothbrush Fern

This dainty little endemic fern is ‘oali’i makali’i (Schizaea robusta). I came across it near the summit of Konahuanui. Interestingly, the frond is mostly made up of just the stipe; the blades are only found the very distal portion. This … Continue reading

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