Saturday, August 18, 2018

Canoe Plants - Foreigner Plants

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Manoa Valley Cloud Shadows

“All shadows of clouds the sun cannot 
hide 
like the moon cannot stop oceanic 
tide;
but a hidden star can still be 
smiling 
at night's black spell on darkness, 
beguiling” 
                Munia Khan






Lychee Bandits!
"Most people … do not know that when the white man came Honolulu was a treeless, sandy plain, with a fringe of cocoanut trees along the shore. Honolulu, as it is to-day, is the creation of the foreigner. It is his handiwork. Walk into one of the numerous yards where plants and trees and vines are growing, as though on their native soil, and you will find that every one of them has been imported within a comparatively recent period. … Here is the rubber tree, the banyan, the baobab, the litchee, the avocado, the mango, and palms innumerable." 
            John Leavitt Stevens
 'Honolulu, and Other Places of Interest', 
Picturesque Hawaii (1894)







"Canoe plants, or Polynesian introductions, 
are plants taken from ancient Polynesia and transplanted to other Pacific Islands."
              Wikipedia  
                           

By the voyaging Hawaiians themselves.
          List of such plants:  Link





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Friend!
             Fondly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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