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Author Kepler, Angela Kay, 1943-

Title Hawaiian heritage plants / Angela Kay Kepler.

Published Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  581.6309969 KEPL    AVAILABLE
Edition Rev. ed.
Physical description xii, 240 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Notes "A Latitude 20 book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and index.
Contents Approaching Hawai'i: The Carpeting of an Archipelago -- Heritage Plant Accounts. 'Awa, A Polynesian Tranquilizer. Bamboo ('ohe). Banana (mai'a). Ferns: 'Ama'u (Sadleria). Ferns: Hapu'u (tree ferns). Ferns: Maidenhair ('iwa'iwa). Ferns: Uluhe (false staghorn). Ginger, Wild ('awapuhi). Hala (pandanus). Hau, A Pacific-Wide Coastal Tree. Hibiscus: Red (koki'o 'ula). Hibiscus: White (koki'o ke'oke'o). 'Ilima, A Notable Lei Flower. Koa, A Majestic Native Hardwood. Kukui (candlenut tree). Lobelias (haha, 'oha wai), Hawaiian Botanical Treasures. Maile, A Fragrant Forest Vine. Mamane, A Native Flowering Tree. Morning Glory, Beach (pohuehue). Naupaka, Beach. Noni (Indian mulberry). 'Ohelo, An Edible Alpine Berry. 'Ohi'a lehua, A Sacred Forest Tree. Olona, A Native Fiber Shrub. Pua Kala (prickly poppy). Pukiawe, A Colorful Alpine Bush. Sandalwood ('iliahi). Silversword ('ahinahina). Taro (kalo). Ti (ki). Wauke (paper mulberry). Wiliwili (Hawaiian coral tree).
Summary Almost ninety percent of Hawai'i's native plants are found nowhere else in the world. Here is a revised and enlarged edition of a favorite reference for these and other plants (indigenous and pre-contact) that comprise some of the world's most unique ecosystems. In a series of essays, the author weaves cultural and biological, historical and geographic, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of Hawaiian ecology into non-technical accounts of 32 plants important to early Hawaiians.
Subject Hawaiians -- Ethnobotany.
Ethnobotany -- Hawaii.
Plants, Useful -- Hawaii.
Native plants for cultivation -- Hawaii.
Human ecology -- Hawaii.
Conservation of natural resources -- Hawaii.
ISBN 0824819942 (alk. paper)