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The Garden As A Living Classroom

The Garden As A Living Classroom Education is important to us. It is integral to our mission and part of our vision we have been quietly pursing in the background for the last two years. We are excited to help further education for learners of…

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Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden Update COVID-19

Aloha, As a global community we face unprecedented challenges ahead due to the impacts of this public health crisis. In the face of this pandemic, we are committed to assisting our community, members, alliance partners, and all educational institutions. Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden is a nonprofit dedicated to sustainability.  Our mission, charted in 1979, was visionary and guided us…

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What is a Bioreserve

What is a Bioreserve? There are many names given to places that practice conservation and preservation of plants and animals such as park, garden, conservancy or bioreserve. By definition, a bioreserve is a protected area reserved for the conservation of endangered species of flora and fauna. It is a place that…

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

Plant of the Week

Coelogyne rochussenii

Coelogyne rochussenii This species is a warm-growing, pendulous flowering orchid from low tropical areas of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Commonly known as ‘necklace orchids’, because of their long, pendant, multi-flowered inflorescence are mostly epiphytes or lithophytes and occasionally terrestrials. They have often a sweet scent, attracting different…

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Tecomanthe venusta

Tecomanthe venusta  Commonly referred to as New Guinea Creeper Vine this is a tropical flowering vine produces unusual pink trumpet-like flowers that appear on the old woody stems. Also known as Forest Bell Creeper, this flower is not related to the poisonous trumpet trees. This is…

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Dendrobium spectabile

Dendrobium spectabile  A naturally occurring species of orchid from Australia, Papua, and New Guinea that was discovered in 1849. Not only are the pseudo-bulbs and leaves imposing, but their curly-petaled flowers are some of the most unusual in the world.  The name Denrobium is derived from the ancient Greek words dendron, meaning “tree” and bios meaning “life.” …

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Anthurium cupulispathum

Anthurium cupulispathum  A species of anthurium with giant foliage, each leaf growing to be up to 5’ in size! The flower is also larger than other anthurium species The large leaves make for a great photo opportunity reminiscent of the famous photo of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. The leaves are found…

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Alpinia malacenssis

Alpinia malacenssis Commonly referred to as “Giant White Shell” Alpinia is a genus of flowering plants in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, named for Prospero Alpini, a 17th-century Italian botanist who specialized in exotic plants. This rare species has stunning snow white flowers with large, soft velvety leaves and that famous gingerly scent. Scientific studies have shown that extracts from…

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Etlingera elatior

Etlingera elatior Torch ginger is native to Thailand, Malaysia and New Guinea. It is sold as a cut flower, used for cooking and used as a medicinal herb. Torch ginger flowers can be found in flower markets and floral shops in the tropics and with…

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