Plants of Kalaupapa National Historical Park
is an illustrated list of plants occurring within the park -- each name
linked to a species by family. 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. With some
browsers holding your curser on the image will pop up the plant name.
(There, clicking on any image jumps to the enlarged photo).
1. Ferns - Filmy ferns to Blechnum
2. Ferns - Hay-scented ferns to False
3. Ferns - Licorice ferns to Spikemosses
4. Dicots - Gymnosperms to Dicots
- Acanthus family to Dogbane Family
5. Dicots - Ginsing to Milkweed Family
- Aster Family
7. Dicots - Heliotrope to Canna
8. Dicots - Papaya to Ebony
9. Dicots - Pukiawe to Legumes
10. Dicots - African Violets to Hydrangea
11. Dicots - Laurels to Melastomes
12. Dicots - Breadfruit to Portulaca
13. Dicots - Protea to Rue family
14. Dicots - Sandalwood to Violets
15. Monocots - Agave to Sedges
16. Monocots - Grass to Ginger
There is also a link to the University of Hawaii image portfolio of herbarium
images of herbarium sheets of Kalaupapa plants.
The principal sources
of the plants for this checklist are:
Canfield, J. E. 1990.
Description and map of plant communities of the Northeast coastal spray zone
of Kalaupapa National Historical Park. Coop. National Park Resources Study
Unit, Tech. Report #71, Univ. of Hawai`i , Honolulu, Hawai`i .
J. D. 1989. Vegetation maps of the upland plant communities on the islands
of Hawaii, Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Coop. National Park Resources Study Unit,
Tech. Report #68, Univ. of Hawai`i , Honolulu, Hawai`i .
C., C. G. Chimera and L. L. Loope. 1996. Ka'uhako Crater botanical resource
and threat monitoring, Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Island of Molokai,
Hawaii. Coop. National Park Resources Study Unit, Tech. Report #110, Univ.
of Hawai`i , Honolulu, Hawai`i .
Wood, Ken. 2002-03. Images of rare plants at Kalaupapa and the North
Shore Cliffs (used to illustrate this checklist). Pacific Tropical Botanical
Wysong, M.L. and G.D. Hughes, and K. Kozar. 2008.
Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Vascular Plant Inventory, Voucher Collections,
Herbarium. Coop. National Park Resources Study Unit, Tech. Report #159,
Univ. of Hawai`i , Honolulu, Hawai`i .
Click here to
view the Canfield report in pdf form.
Click here to view
the Jacobi report in pdf form.
Click here to view
the Medeiros report in pdf form.
Click here to
view the Wysong report in pdf form.
Fern nomenclature follows: Palmer, Daniel. 2008. Hawai'i's Fern and
Fern Allies. U. of Hawaii Press.
This website was developed from the National Park Service
Inventory and Monitoring website -- now publically available for searches
at https://irma.nps.gov/App/Species/Search.. The data are
from a report on plants of Kalapapa National Historical Park dated December
Forest and Kim Starr are generous to let us use images of their's for
this web site. Theirs is an outstanding source of superb high-resolution
Hawaiian plant images (by Forest and Kim Starr) at site: http://www.hear.org/starr/images/?o=plants
more about the NPSpecies Inventorying and Monitoring Program.
National Park Service contacts: <email@example.com>
Page last updated 16 November 2015..