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Description:

This plant is quite tall and may be around 12 to 15 feet tall. The tree itself looks quite similar to that of the Hala tree found many places around Hawaiʻi though a bit taller. The trunk is very tall and slender though it does become quite thick and widens very much towards the bottom. The circumference of the bottom is about 5 feet around while just a foot up the tree its only two feet around. There seems to be no flowers, seeds, or fruits what so ever. The only other feature that this tree contains is the leaves of which are very slender and contain a slight rigid edge, of which are kind of pointy. The leaves are about two feet long. The bottom most trunk of this tree also has a cool looking design of which may promote water flow to the plants roots. This tree looks as if it could be native because it bears resemblance to other trees from Polynesia.

Habitat:

This tree was spotted in ewa beach a quite dry and arid place. This tree seems to grow well in a dry area as it hardly ever rains where this plant is growing. This is a slow growing plant and it may be due to a C4 plant structure.

Notes:

The leaves of this plant can be used to create intricate weavings or playful whips as well. Be cautious with the leaves though, they can hurt.


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Kamehameha Schools
Spotted by a student at Kamehameha Schools

Lat: 21.37, Long: -158.02

Spotted on Dec 3, 2014
Submitted on Dec 3, 2014

Spotted for mission

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