Authors: Michael B. Thomas
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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: 24 (species rank)
Total Taxa: 25 (including subsp. and var.)
 
Xanthosoma robustum
rosy malanga
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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Lagenaria vulgaris
bottle gourd
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Dioscorea alata
winged yam
[DIOSCOREACEAE]
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Dioscorea pentaphylla
fiveleaf yam
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 sp.
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]
Touchardia latifolia
[URTICACEAE]
Curcuma longa
[ZINGIBERACEAE]