Hawaiian Native Plant Genera - Nyctaginaceae

Pisonia

End
2
   
Ind
3
   
Anc
3-4
   
Source
Austral, Indo-Pac
   
Mode
BV

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Pisonia brunoniana, papala kepau, papala, indigenous. The sticky fruits were used by the Hawaiians to trap birds in order to collect feathers for capes and other decorated objects.
Pisonia sandwicensis, aulu, kaulu, 2 - Pahole Gulch, O'ahu, 3 - Pu'u Pane, O'ahu, endemic. 
Pisonia umbellifera, papala kepau, papala - Kalua'a Gulch, O'ahu, indigenous.
Pisonia sp., papala kepau, papala.

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