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NTBG Plant Name:
Adam M. Williams
January 26, 2017
Nounou Mountain Forest Reserve, adjacent to Wailua River. Approximately 100 feet southwest off of Nounou Trail West
1 giant tree with a single bole, approximately 12m tall and wide, emerging from the surrounding canopy of non-native trees. The only native in sight, surviving despite adjacent landslide that destroyed DOFAW fence around 5 years ago, and subsequent explosion of weeds in the area. Tree is in full flower and fruit, appears healthy and mostly leafed out. Leaves are dark green above, densely pubescent below and along rachis and petioles. Fruits and inflorescence also pubescent. Honeybees visiting flowers.
Steep Northwest facing midlsope in almost entirely secondary forest, with very few remnants of native vegetation in the area.
Aleurites moluccana, Macaranga tanarius, Spathodea campanulata, Pluchea carolinensis, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Grevillea robusta, Schinus terebinthifolius, Psidium cattleianum, Hibiscus clayi, Pandanus tectorius, Metrosideros polymorpha var. glaberrima
This is one of three occurrences of this tree known to survive on Nounou Mountain
Date of Record Creation:
November 13, 2018
Date of Last Update:
September 24, 2019