Authors: Michael B. Thomas
Locality: Hawaiian Islands
Abstract:

Canoe plants are plants taken from ancient Polynesia and transplanted to other Pacific Islands. The term is particularly used to refer to plants brought to Hawaiʻi 1,700 years ago by Polynesian explorers.


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Families: 17
Genera: 22
Species: 25
Total Taxa (details): 25
Cocos nucifera
Coconut Palm
[ARECACEAE]
Cordyline fruticosa
ti plant
[ASPARAGACEAE]
Calophyllum inophyllum
mastwood
[CLUSIACEAE]
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Lagenaria siceraria
bottle gourd
[CUCURBITACEAE]
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Dioscorea alata
winged yam
[DIOSCOREACEAE]
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Aleurites moluccana
Varnish tree
[EUPHORBIACEAE]
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Hibiscus tiliaceus
mahoe
[MALVACEAE]
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Thespesia populnea
seaside mahoe
Artocarpus altilis
breadfruit
[MORACEAE]
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Musa
Banana
[MUSACEAE]
Eugenia malaccensis
Malaysian apple
[MYRTACEAE]
Piper methysticum
kava
[PIPERACEAE]
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Saccharum officinarum
sugarcane
[POACEAE]
Morinda citrifolia
Indian mulberry
[RUBIACEAE]
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Tacca leontopetaloides
Polynesian arrowroot
[TACCACEAE]
Curcuma longa
[ZINGIBERACEAE]