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The a'ali'i is a small shrub. It's flowers are a deep red color. It's fruit are individual seeds covered in a thin winglike structure. It's leaves are around an inch long and elliptical.
5,000-5,500 feet elevation. Montane tropical rainforest Kīpuka. Upper Waiakea Forest Reserve. Lava flow in 1881.
Spotted on Oct 27, 2017
Submitted on Nov 1, 2017