Hawaiian Heritage Plants / Edition 1

Hawaiian Heritage Plants / Edition 1

by Angela Kay Kepler, Kepler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824819942

ISBN-13: 9780824819941

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

Almost ninety percent of Hawai'i's native plants are found nowhere else in the world. Here is a revised and enlarged edition of a favorite reference for these and other plants (indigenous and pre-contact) that comprise some of the world's most unique ecosystems. In a series of essays, the author weaves cultural and biological, historical and geographic, aesthetic and…  See more details below

Overview

Almost ninety percent of Hawai'i's native plants are found nowhere else in the world. Here is a revised and enlarged edition of a favorite reference for these and other plants (indigenous and pre-contact) that comprise some of the world's most unique ecosystems. In a series of essays, the author weaves cultural and biological, historical and geographic, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of Hawaiian ecology into non-technical accounts of 32 plants important to early Hawaiians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824819941
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Latitude 20 Book Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
1,374,245
Product dimensions:
7.27(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Approaching Hawai'i: The Carpeting of an Archipelago1
Heritage Plant Accounts
'Awa, A Polynesian Tranquilizer7
Bamboo ('ohe)16
Banana (mai'a)25
Ferns: 'Ama'u (Sadleria)35
Ferns: Hapu'u (tree ferns)41
Ferns: Maidenhair ('iwa'iwa)47
Ferns: Uluhe (false staghorn)52
Ginger, Wild ('awapuhi)60
Hala (pandanus)66
Hau, A Pacific-Wide Coastal Tree73
Hibiscus: Red (koki'o 'ula)80
Hibiscus: White (koki'o ke'oke'o)86
'Ilima, A Notable Lei Flower92
Koa, A Majestic Native Hardwood98
Kukui (candlenut tree)107
Lobelias (haha, 'oha wai), Hawaiian Botanical Treasures117
Maile, A Fragrant Forest Vine125
Mamane, A Native Flowering Tree130
Morning Glory, Beach (pohuehue)135
Naupaka, Beach139
Noni (Indian mulberry)145
'Ohelo, An Edible Alpine Berry151
'Ohi'a lehua, A Sacred Forest Tree156
Olona, A Native Fiber Shrub165
Pua Kala (prickly poppy)170
Pukiawe, A Colorful Alpine Bush175
Sandalwood ('iliahi)182
Silversword ('ahinahina)193
Taro (kalo)203
Ti (ki)211
Wauke (paper mulberry)219
Wiliwili (Hawaiian coral tree)225
Further Reading231
Index233

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