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what is this?

Posted by reznor98 HI (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 8, 09 at 2:30

im PRETTY sure this is a bromeliad of some sort, but i've no idea what kind. found in the wild, round 2000' elevation, top of one of the mountain ridges on Oahu.

heres a 2nd picture of it

I've spent the last hour looking, would love any help

Here is a link that might be useful: bromeliad? on oahu #1

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RE: what is this?

Would say it's some type of Dracaena rather than a brom. I'm guessing that from the leafless trunk??

RE: what is this?

That is not a bromeliad. That is a Freycinetia, relative of Pandanus. They are often referred to as climbing pandanus due to their vine-like growth habit.

That is the Freycinetia species that is native to the Hawaiian Islands, Freycinetia arborea. The Hawaiian name is leie.


RE: what is this?

I knew David would know what this was.

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