Loulu: The Hawaiian Palm by Donald R. Hodel

By Donald R. Hodel

the single local arms in Hawai‘i, loulu are one of the Islands’ so much targeted crops. a number of of the 24 famous species are infrequent and endangered and all make good-looking and acceptable ornamentals to decorate gardens and landscapes with their dramatic foliage, colourful flower clusters, and conspicuous end result. during this quantity, Donald Hodel stocks his services on loulu, having traveled greatly all through Hawai‘i to analyze and photo approximately all of the species of their local habitat. during his paintings, he defined and named 3 loulu that have been new to science.

Each of the 24 species is handled intimately and this booklet is handsomely illustrated with greater than 2 hundred colour pictures that truly convey leaves, flower stalks, end result, and habitat. Chapters on loulu background, botany, ecology, conservation, makes use of, and propagation and tradition supply crucial history details for readers, no matter what their point of curiosity or services. within the appendices, they're going to discover a concise precis of loulu, lists of species by way of island, and an illustrated compendium of unique, naturalized arms of Hawai‘i and kinfolk of loulu came across through the South Pacific.

As curiosity in starting to be and protecting local Hawaiian crops surges whereas their numbers and habitat proceed to say no, Loulu: The Hawaiian Palm might be valued as some of the most entire and punctiliously illustrated remedies of those extraordinary plants.

255 colour illus., 37 maps

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