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Anoectochilus sandvicensis
Anoectochilus sandvicensis
Photographer: Eric White

ID: 0000 0000 1013 0984 (2013-10-19)

Copyright © 2013 Eric White

  • date of photo  Oct 19, 2013
  • location   Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, near Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube) (Hawaii, Big Island (Hawaiian Islands), US)
  • family Orchidaceae
  • plant community   Dense shade on wet, bryophyte-covered ground or on lower parts of tree trunks, rarely epiphytic on tree ferns; wet forest 275-17
  • notes   Endemic to Hawaiian Islands. Elevation around 3880ft/1183m. This species is becoming more rare (especially on the Big Island) and is currently a 'species of concern'. They do not self pollinate and require an unknown insect pollinator. This plant was likely planted as part of the Park Service management/restoration strategy.
  • camera   Olympus Stylus 850SW
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Honohono, Hawaiian Jewel Orchid (photographer)
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