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Beach naupaka

Scaevola taccada

Description:

Hawaiian: naupaka kahakai. Beautiful succulent with round, green fruit and small white flowers. The flowers occur in more than one color.

Habitat:

[Not exactly] at the foot of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes Nat'l Park. Pacific coastal lava field. Indigenous.

Notes:

This shrub can grow to the height of a tall person, given the right conditions. Commonly occurring on the Hawaiian islands.

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3 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 6 years ago

You're welcome, Mauna. is very interesting as it can live in this type of soil.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 6 years ago

You're definitely correct about the family and genus, Sckel! I did a quick search and came up with a species level ID. Thank you very much!

Sckel
Sckel 6 years ago

Hi, mauna. I think it's a kind of family Goodeniaceae. Maybe Scaevola L. genus.

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 4, 2013
Submitted on Sep 6, 2013

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