How to use this site. The initial page is a current list of scientific names, of plants occurring within the park -- each name linked to a species by family. (Additional lists are included by common names or a list by Hawaiian names.) If illustrations are available, thumbnail pictures on the family list pages link to enlarged photos.
Or, you can browse pages of illustrations arranged by family. Holding your curser on the image will pop up the plant name. (There, clicking on any image jumps to the enlarged photo).
The principal sources of the plants listed here are from:
Fern nomenclature follows: Palmer, Daniel. 2008. Hawai'i's Fern and Fern Allies. U. of Hawaii Press.
This page was developed from the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring website--an intranet site as yet not generally available to the public. The data are from a report on fishes of Kalaupapa National Historical Park dated 19 September 2007.
The NPS Inventorying and Monitoring site is a work in progress at this time. It is expected to be on line to the public in a few more years.
An outstanding source of superb high-resolution Hawaiian plant images (by Forest and Kim Starr) is at site: http://www.hear.org/starr/images/?o=plantsLearn more about the NPSpecies Inventorying and Monitoring Program.
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