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Mt. Ka’ala: A walk to remember

“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Sebastian? You’re comparing a hike into some of the most intact native forest on O’ahu to a sappy Nicholas Sparks book?! There are relictual native species in the area that the general public rarely gets to see … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #35: Trematolobelia macrostachys

Trematolobelia macrostachys Conservation Status: Apparently secure Distribution: O’ahu (Ko’olau), Moloka’i, Maui Date photographed: 11/15/2012 Ease of viewing: Difficult *Identification: Form– Treelets 1-4 m tall Leaves– linear to oblanceolate, blades 15-36 cm long, 0.8-3.1 cm wide. Flower– calyx lobes triangular, 3-17 mm long, 1-3 mm wide; … Continue reading

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Snapshot: The show goes on…

  I should just rename this blog the Konahuanui Report. I still have a busy work schedule; yet the few times that I have been able to hike have been back to the top of the Ko’olaus. There’s a method … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #9: Trematolobelia kauaiensis

Trematolobelia kauaiensis Hawaiian Name: Koli’i Conservation Status: Apparently Secure Distribution: Kaua’i Date photographed: 9/22/10 Ease of viewing: Easy *Identification: Form– Stems 1.5-3 m long. Leaves– linear-elliptic to elliptic; blades 12-22 cm long by 1-3 cm wide; margins callose-crenulate; petioles 1.3-2.5 … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #1: Trematolobelia singularis

Trematolobelia singularis Conservation Status: Endangered Distribution: O’ahu (Southern Ko’olau mountains) Date photographed: 10/24/2010 Ease of viewing: Difficult *Identification: Form– Typically unbranched shrubs 0.6-1.5 m long. Leaves– linear-elliptic; blades 10-18 cm long by 1-1.8 cm wide; margins callose-crenulate; winged petioles 1-2 … Continue reading

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