#OhiaLove - Seed Collections

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Thanks to the help of our #OhiaLove supporters, we collected over 2 million seeds!

Visit the galleries below for highlights from some of our collection trips

South Kona Region of Hawaiʻi Island
May 2016

Southern Koʻolau Summit, Oʻahu
June 2016

Northern Waiʻanae Mountains, Oʻahu
August 2016

Northern Koʻolau Mountains, Oʻahu
September 2016

Hilo & Saddle Region of Hawaiʻi Island
November 2016

North Kona Region, Hawaiʻi Island
November 2016

We collected over 2 million seeds from 10 different seed zones on Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island, from the following taxa:

  • Metrosideros polymorpha var. incana
  • Metrosideros polymorpha var. glaberrima
  • Metrosideros polymorpha var. polymorpha
  • Metrosideros polymorpha var. newellii (endemic to Hawaiʻi Island)
  • Metrosideros macropus (endemic to Oʻahu)
  • Metrosideros rugosa (endemic to Oʻahu)
  • Metrosideros tremuloides (endemic to Oʻahu)

 

We also banked over 700,000 seeds at Lyon as backup for Kauaʻi collections, from 4 seed zones, including taxa:

  • Metrosideros polymorpha var. glaberrima
  • Metrosideros polymorpha var. polymorpha
  • Metrosideros polymorpha var. pumila
  • Metrosideros waialealae (endemic to Kauaʻi)

Mahalo nui loa to our partners in fulfilling this project!

Seed Banks
Jill Wagner – Hawaiʻi Island Seed Bank/Nahelehele, Denise Duenas – DOFAW Kauaʻi Seed Bank, Dustin Wolkis – NTBG Seed Bank & Lab

Collections & Field Assistance
Adam Williams – DOFAW Kauaʻi, Jill Wagner – HISB, Ardena Saarinen & Kainana Francisco – USDA Forest Service, Megan Huber & Ryan Belcher – Puu Waawaa, Amanda Hardman & Jenna Tomasa – NARS Oʻahu, Susan Ching-Harbin – Oʻahu PEPP, Suzan Harada – Friends of Lyon, and Tim Kroessig, Keoni Kikala, & Karen Chlosta – Lyon Hawaiian Rare Plant Program

What’s next? Learn about the Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Seed Banking Initiative.

Want to help? You can participate in our workshops or donate to our ongoing efforts. Mahalo!

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