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Hedonisia Hawaii Botanical Plant Inventory

Soursop

1) General Information: Location on Property: Garden I Scientific Name: Annona muricata Region of Origin:  Unknown Type:  Edible General History:  Annona muricata (common Spanish name: guanábana) is a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree.  It is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and is widely propagated.  It is in the same[…]

Brazilian Plum

Plant History & General Information: Commonly known as Imbu, Umbu, or Brazilian Plum. The round fruit is light yellow to red in color, around 2–4 cm in size, and has a leathery shell. The flesh is soft and juicy, with a sweet taste and distinct aroma.  The fruit comes from[…]

Sugar Cane

Name of Plant: Sugar Cane Type of Plant: Edible   1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific Name: Saccharum officinarum b) Region of Origin: Southeast Asia c) General History: Early farmers in Southeast Asia, and elsewhere, may have also boiled the cane juice down to a viscous mass to facilitate transportation. But the earliest[…]

Lauhala

History & General Information: 1) Lauhala  a) Scientific Name: Pandanus tectorius b) Region of Origin: Native to the South Pacific c) General History: The Hala tree is of great cultural, health and economic importance in many Pacific Islands. The fruit of the tree is used as a food source in many Pacific[…]

Guinea Peanut

Guinea Peanut Scientific name: Pachira glabra Origin: native to Brazil, grown throughout the tropics. Location on property: Between cozy Nook and Ulu Hideaway, across from Garden R.   As food: the seeds of the plant are what is edible. Simply, wait for the pod to fall of the tree and[…]

Wild Pigs

Name of Animal: Wild Pigs Type of Animal: Edible but also a great pet! 1) Animal History & General Information: a) Scientific Name: Sus scrofa Hawaiian Name: Pua’a b) Region of Origin: The first wild pigs in the United States originated solely from domestic stock brought to North America by early European explorers and settlers. Many[…]

Cats in Hawaii

  Name of Animal: Cats! Animal: Non-Edible! We love them! 1) Cats in Hawaii History & General Information: a) Scientific Name: Felis catus b) Region of Origin: c) General History: Cats were brought in by European settlers to Hawaii. Many escaped or were let out into the wild where they became feral. With no natural[…]

Stink Maile

Name of Plant: Stink Maile Type of Plant: Weed! 1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Paederia foetida; Stinkvine, Stink Vine, Skunkvine, Skunk Vine, Maile Pilau; b) Region of Origin: Native to East Asia c) General History: / 2) Plant Uses: a) As Food:  This is the main larval food plant for[…]

Sacropia

Name of Plant: Sacropia Type of Plant: Weed!   1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: b) Region of Origin: c) General History: 2) Plant Uses: a) As Food: b) As Medicine: c) Other Uses: 3) Growing Instructions a) Growing: b) Best time to Harvest: c) Sunlight Requirements: d)[…]

Miconia

Name of Plant: Miconia Type of Plant: Weed!   1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Miconia calvescens b) Region of Origin: Native to South and Central America c) General History: Originally introduced in the 1930’s to Tahiti, by the 80’s Miconia had replaced over 70% of the native forest of[…]