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Updated 6/30/2014

Family Capparaceae


Capparis sandwichiana 

Hina Lani, Kona, Hawaii


'Ahihi-Kina'u NAR, Maui

'Ahihi-Kina'u NAR, Maui


Kamilo, Hawaii

CAPER BUSH     Pua pilo or Maiapilo

Sprawling shrub locally common along isolated rocky coasts & lava flows but rare on Oahu.  Large fragrant flowers open at night, fading pink and wilted by mid-morning.  A threatened species due to habitat loss.  Endemic to Hawaii.