Illustrations for Sohmer and Gustafson

These links are to illustrate some of the plants mentioned in each vegetation zone in the readings.

All of the links below are to the slide repository of the UHM Botany Department. Their making this resource available is gratefully acknowledged

I. Strand

Jacquemontia
Scaevola sericea
Portulaca lutea
Nama sandwicensis
Bacopa monnieri

II. Coastal

Erythrina sandwicensis wili wili
Waltheria indica
Santalum ellipticum 'iliahi
Myoporum snadwicensis naio
Sida fallax
Pandanus tectorius hala

III. Dryland Forest and Shrub

Erythrina sandwicensis wili wili
Diospyros snadwicensis lama
Nothocestrum ssp 'aiea
Reynoldsia sandwicensis

IV. Mixed Mesic Forest

Acacia koa
Metrosideros polymorpha 'ohia
Elaeocarpus bifidus
Antidesma platyphyllum hame
Claoxylon sandwicensis
Tetramolopium lepidotum & filiforme
Lepidium

V. Rain Forest

Metrosideros polymorpha 'ohia
Acacia koa
Cibotium tree fern, hapu'u
Tetraplasandra oahuensis
Peperomia tetraphylla
Astelia menziesiana
Cyrtandra (~15 spp)
Clidemia hirta Melastomataceae invaders

VI. Bogs

Oreobolus furcatus
Dichanthelium isachnoides
Metrosideros polymorpha 'ohia
Sadleria spp.
Machaerina angustifolia 'uki

VII. Subalpine Woodland, Shrubland, and Desert

Oahu does not get that high.

VIII. Cliffs

Metrosideros polymorpha 'ohia
Vaccinium spp. 'ohelo
Brighamia alula
Artemisia australis 'ahinahina

IX. Exotic Landscapes

Generally introduced ornimentals

Prosopis pallida kiawe, mesquite, algaroba
Casuarina equisetifolia ironwood
Bougainvillea