Kauai PEPP Coordinator Wendy Kishida Kauai Plant Extinction Prevention Program C/O National Tropical Botanical Garden 3530 Papalina Rd. Kalaheo, HI 96741 Phone: (808) 634-0300 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
First ever fruit collections of Phyllostegia helleri by PEPP. This mintless mint hadn't been seen in the area for over 20 years until February when four individuals were found, three of which were in flower.
Phyllostegia helleri in fruit
Wendy Kishida and Steve Perlman separately found individuals of Delissea kauaiensis
Re-discovery and collection of Euphorbia eleanoriae which hadn't been seen in over 20 years!; discovered 2 new populations of Lysimachia venosa
Re-discovered Dryopteris crinalis var. podosorus in a historical location, which represents the only known population in the area; discovered a new population Schiedea helleri
Dryopteris crinalis var. podosorus frond
Sori raised on stalks characteristic of Dryopteris crinalis var. podosorus
Discovery of a new population of Plantago princeps var. anomola
Discovery of a new population of Phyllostegia wawrana which hadn't been seen in about 20 years.
Wendy Kishida collecting fruit from one more Phyllostegia wawrana that was found in February 2015
Phyllostegia wawrana with fruit
First Lysimachia iniki collection since its discovery 22 years ago
Lysimachia iniki seedling in a test tube
Collected seeds from Labordia tinifolia var. wahiawaensis that were hand pollinated back in June of 2013: largest collection ever!
Re-discovery of a fruiting population of Melicope quadrangularis which was thought to be extinct. The species hadn't been seen in over 20 years.
Statewide PEPP Specialist, Steve Perlman, with Melicope quadrangularis.
Melicope quadrangularis fruit
Steve Perlman, Statewide PEPP Specialist, in the Blue Hole on Kauai. Photo credit: Adam Williams, DoFAW
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