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Hawaiian Sandalwood

Kealakekua Mountain Reserve partnered with Dr. Emily Uluwehi Senegal-Thyroff to learn more about how ʻiliahi grows and how it relates to other native plants. ʻIliahi has a unique relationship with other plants in that it directly connects its roots to the roots of other plants for resource transfer.

There are only a few scientific papers on ʻiliahi and this research paper is now one of them. Our research can help inform best practices for increasing ʻiliahi abundance in Hawaiian forests.  More papers to come!
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In addition to the six currently recognized ʻiliahi species, there are other sandalwood species that ʻiliahi is related to that are referenced to build research off of.
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