Plants and Flowers of Hawai_i

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S. H. Sohmer, R. Gustafson
University of Hawaii Press, 1987 - Gardening - 160 pages
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The Hawaiian islands, isolated by thousands of miles of ocean for millions of years, posses a unique assemblage of native flowers and plants. This text describes more than 130 indigenous and endemic species of Hawaiian plants, their characteristics and habitats, and how they came to be. The photographs aim to provide an easy and accurate means of recognizing a given plant and serve as a permanent record of the Hawaiian islands' fast-disappearing native flora.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
A SHORT HISTORY OF BOTANY IN HAWAII
15
BIOLOGY AND DERIVATION OF THE HAWAIIAN FLORA
21
EVOLUTION OF SPECIES AND LANDSCAPES
33
VEGETATION ZONES
39
PLANTS AND FLOWERS
59
STRAND
60
COASTAL
62
DRY FOREST AND SHRUB
70
MIXED MESIC FOREST
80
RAIN FOREST
94
BOGS
126
ALPINE PLANTS
134
PLANTS OF LAVA FLOWS
144
INTRODUCED PLANTS
146
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