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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 4, 2015 3:34 PM CST

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Your photos really show off both immature and mature leaf forms. Thumbs up Thumbs up Are these naturalized or cultivated?
Evan
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Feb 4, 2015 6:41 PM CST
Hi Evan!

The plants are naturalized in the Wa'a Wa'a Kipuka.

Photos from the Kipuka were used several years ago, where the late Steve Lucas and I presented information to John Weirsma of GRIN (USDA Plants) to show a distinct difference between E. aureum & E. pinnatum. That prompted GRIN to list the plants as separate species.

The Kipuka houses many native plants, Polynesian introductions, modern introductions, and aliens.

A hui hou aloha, Dave




Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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eclayne
Feb 5, 2015 10:10 AM CST

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Pu'u wa'a wa'a Cinder Cone State Park?
Metrosideros said:Photos from the Kipuka were used several years ago, where the late Steve Lucas and I presented information to John Weirsma of GRIN (USDA Plants) to show a distinct difference between E. aureum & E. pinnatum. That prompted GRIN to list the plants as separate species.


Well done. There's enough confusion with all the different common names.

Are those naturalized A. andraeanum hubrids? Nice to see such large specimens even though they are invaders.
Evan
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Feb 5, 2015 10:44 AM CST
The Wa'a Wa'a Kipuka is in Lower Puna.

Pu'u Wa'a Wa'a is on the other side of the Island above Kona, it is a native plant preserve.

The Anthuriums are in my garden.

Aloha, Dave



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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Feb 5, 2015 11:29 AM CST

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Thanks for the glimpse of paradise.
Evan

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