Native Plants at the
Nā Pōhaku o Hauwahine Restoration Project


Colubrina asiatica


Scale = 5

NOTES: This indigenous coastal forest plant was abundant at Nā Pōhaku o Hauwahine prior to our restoration efforts. Our clearing of koa haole has encouraged the spread of ‘Ānapanapa, often to the detriment of the native undergrowth. In Hawaiian, ‘ānapanapa comes from ‘anapa—meaning to shine. glisten, glitter, sparkle—in reference to the leaves that sparkle in sunlight, especially when caressed by gentle rain and breezes. Crushed leaves form a lather in water.