Need help identifying this tree

jrc808October 31, 2013

HI everyone, first time user here. :)

I was curious if anyone in Hawaii could identify this tree for me. I'd like to plant one in my backyard.

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This is a Koa tree, can't tell if its a Hawaiian Koa or the foreign Formosa Koa, need to take a closer look at the leaves and blossoms. Hawaiian Koa has very pronounced sickel shaped leaves and paler blossoms than the Formosan blossoms which are bright yellow.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2013 at 1:49AM
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Actually this is not a koa tree. Although it is a member of the same genus (Acacia) and exhibits the phyllodenous leaf form. This is actually Acacia confusa, invasive to hawaii and native to Southeast Asia.

I am a masters student who studies koa ecology at UH Manoa.

Here is a link that might be useful: Source

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 5:05PM
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