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 Spleenworts to Blechnum, pt 1
Plate 2. Ferns - Blechnum, pt 2 to Nephrolepis pt 1
Plate 3. Ferns, Nephrolepis pt 2 to Brake ferns pt 1
Plate 4. Ferns, Brake ferns pt 2 to Gymnosperms to Dicots, fig marigolds
Plate 5. Dicots, Ginsing to Milkweed Families
Plate 6. Dicots, Asters pt 1 - Ageratum to Erechtites
Plate 7. Dicots, Asters pt 2 - Gaillardia to Youngia
Plate 8. Dicots, Basellia to Bellflowers part 1
Plate 9. Dicots - Pukiawe to Legumes
Plate 10. Dicots, Morning Glory to Euphorbia
Plate 11. Dicots, Euphorbia pt 2 (Chamasyce hirta to Ricinis) to Legumes pt 1 (Acacia to Mimosa)
Plate 12. Dicots, Legumes pt 2 (Mucunia to Vigna) to Goodenia pt 1 (Scaevola chamissoniana to S. gaudichaudii)
Plate 13. Dicots, Goodenia pt 2 ( Scaevola mollis to sericea) to Mallows pt 1 (Abutilon to Hibiscus)
Plate 14. Dicots, Mallows pt 2 (Malva to Milo) to Myrtles, pt 2 (Melaleuca to Syzygium)
Plate 15. Dicots, Myrtles, pt 2 (Melaleuca to Syzygium) to Wood Sorrels
Plate 16. Dicots, Prickly Poppy to Plumbago
Plate 17. Dicots, Polygon to Rosaceae
Plate 18. Dicots, Rubiaceae to Sandalwood
Plate 19. Dicots, Sapindaceae to Urticaceae 1 (Boehmeria - Pipturus)
Plate 20. Dicots, Utricaceae (Touchardia - Urera) to Monocots, Agave to Commelina
Plate 21. Monocots, Sedges and Rushes
Plate 22. Monocots, Yams to Grass 1 (Andropogon - Calamagrostus)
Plate 23. Monocots, Grass 2 (Cenchrus - Oplismenus)
Plate 24. Monocots, Grass 3 (Panicum - Zoisia) 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.

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

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 2 February 2016..

 

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