6 responses to “Leptecophylla tameiameiae”

  1. Bonnie

    Enjoy your time away.

  2. carl

    Thanks for doing this. A treat every time.

  3. Deb

    I thought this looks familiar as it resembles Leptecophylla juniperina, (aka Cheeseberry) that grows in Tasmania in a range of habitats from sea level to alpine areas – but none so dramatic as those larva flows. I wonder how the genus spread so far and wide?

    1. Pat Collins

      The Native Plants Hawaii link given above says the seeds of this species are spread by birds. The only bird they name is the nene which probably evolved from the Canada goose. If the other berry-eating birds are similarly far-travelled that could explain the spread of the genus Leptecophylla.

  4. Isobel R

    Always amazed by the resilience of plants – what an inhospitable environment in which to thrive! Thanks for your posts, Daniel, and enjoy your time away!

  5. lynn

    Very timely and interesting – thanks Daniel, and safe travels.

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