Olinda Rare Plant Facility – FY 2009 Report

Objectives

To propagate and outplant species of the Maui Nui island complex that are rare, endangered or threatened to prevent extinction and to maintain genetic diversity of island species.

Performance

Since completion of greenhouse Olinda Rare Plant Facility has produced for outplanting: (106) Cyanea duvalliorum, (261) Phyllostegia hispida, (18) Phyllostegia manii, (17) Phyllostegia pilosa, (68) Schiedia laui, (2) Wikstroemia villosa.

Plants in accession:  Abutilon eremitopetalum, Cyanea horrida, Cyanea lobata, Gardenia brighamii, Labordia triflora, Melicope adscendens, Peperomia subpetiolata, Phyllostegia hispida, Phyllostegia mannii, Phyllostegia pilosa, Schiedea lauii, Cyanea duvalliorum, Cyanea maritea, Plantago princeps laxiflora, Dubautia plantaginea humilis.

Volunteers from Leeward Haleakala Watershed Restoration Partnership and Americorp assisted in various tasks during the year.

Development of a statewide database for tracking multi-generational nursery propagation and seed collections for reintroduced populations was funded by the State. This database will allow for tracking of parentage of plants from founders to multi-generations of outplanted individuals, maintaining genetic diversity in naturalized populations.