Kauai Community College

Kaua`i Community College

Trees & Plants on Campus


 

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The awapuhi kuahiwi
( Zingiber zerumbet ) is part of the Zingiberaceae (ginger family).
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The scientific name for the cycad
(sago palm) is Cycas revoluta , and it comes from the Cycadaceae family.

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The Formosan koa (Acacia confusa) originated from Taiwan and the Philippines and was introduced to Hawaii in 1915. It belongs to the Mimosaceae family.

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Hala (Pandanus tectorius) belongs to the Pandanaceae (Screwpine) family. Hala is found throughout the Pacific Islands along the shorelines and coastal cliffs.

 

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Kamani, also known as ( Calophyllum inophyllum ), is found in Hawaii and South Asia. It's also called the Alexandrian laurel.
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The Royal Poinciana, also known as Ohai-Ula (Hawaiian name) or Delonix regia (scientific name) , grows up to 40 ft.


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The ravenala madagascariensis (scientific name) is known as the traveler's palm.  This plant's family name is Strelitziaceae.
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The tiare is also known as the Tahitian gardenia.This plant's family name is Rubiaceae. It is a close relative to coffee.
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