Fishes of Nationa Park of American Samoa

A rare and endangered Brighamia rockii, survives on a vertical seacliff--free of marauding goats, pigs, and rats.

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).

Plate 1. Ferns - Filmy ferns to Blechnum ferns
Plate 2. Ferns - Hay-scented ferns to False staghorn ferns
Plate 3. Ferns - Licorice ferns to Spikemosses
Plate 4. Dicots - Acanthus family to Dogbane Family
Plate 5. Dicots - Ginsing to Milkweed Family
Plate 6. Dicots - Aster Family
Plate 7. Dicots - Heliotrope to Lobelia
Plate 8. Dicots - Papaya to Ebony
Plate 9. Dicots - Pukiawe to Legumes
Plate 10. Dicots - African Violets to Hydrangea
Plate 11. Dicots - Laurels to Melastomes
Plate 12. Dicots - Breadfruit to Portulaca
Plate 13. Dicots - Protea to Rue family
Plate 14. Dicots - Sandalwood to Violets
Plate 15. Monocots - Agave to Sedges
Plate 16. Monocots - Grass to Ginger

There is also a link to the University of Hawaii image portfolio of herbarium sheets. View 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 .

Jacobi, 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 .

Medeiros, A. 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 Garden.

Wysong, M.L. and G.D. Hughes, and K. Kozar. 2008. Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Vascular Plant Inventory, Voucher Collections, and Electronic 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 18, 2007.

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=plants

Learn more about the NPSpecies Inventorying and Monitoring Program.

National Park Service contacts: <harryb001@hawaii.rr.com> or <Paul_Hosten@nps.gov>

Page last updated 28 July 2014..

 

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