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HAWAII - ENDEMIC

Erythrina sandwicensis

Auwahi, Maui

 

Koko Crater BG, Oahu

 

Wasp galls

Ho'omaluhia BG, Kaneohe, Oahu

Auwahi, Maui

 

Kanaio, Maui

Kanaio, Maui

 

Koko Crater BG, Oahu

WILIWILI

Formerly common tree of dry lowland forests, many populations were destroyed for urban development & large-scale agriculture.  Attains height of 50 feet.  Flowers orange, white, or green.  Extremely light wood was used to construct surfboards, net floats, and canoe outriggers.  A parasitic gall wasp has been affecting these trees.  Endemic to Hawaii.