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Hedonisia Hawaii Botanical Plant Inventory

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[…]

Purple Passion Plant

Name of Plant: Purple Passion Plant Type of Plant: Decorative! More Information Coming Soon! 1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Gynura Aurantiaca Purple Passion Plant in Hawaii b) Region of Origin: Java c) General History: Native to Java, the Velvet plant (also Purple Velvet plant, Purple Passion) is a woody-based[…]

Koster’s Curse

Name of Plant: Koster’s Curse Type of Plant: Weed! 1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Clidemia hirta b) Region of Origin: Originally from the American Neotropics (Mexico to Paraguay as well as the Caribbean), it has been introduced to Australia, Southern Asia and East Africa. It was introduced to Hawaiʻi in the 1940s; by 1978 it had spread to[…]