Common Name: Kokio
Kokio is a small deciduous tree with large, ornamental flowers, growing up to 8 metres tall[
The tree has been harvested from the wild for local use as a dye (and probably preservative) for nets.
The tree has become exceedingly rare in the wild due to habitat loss and the invasion of exotic species. In the wild it is reduced to just a few individuals in two areas of Hawaii, as a result it has been classified as 'Critically endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2010)[
]. The plant is also cultivated as an ornamental in gardens[
Pacific - Hawaii.
Endemic to Hawaii where it is found in dry forests that occur on rough lava with a thin, extremely well drained soil, at elevations of 455 - 1,915 metres[
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered
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The bark has been used to treat thrush[
The bark contains a reddish-brown juice[
]. It is used for dyeing ropes and nets[
]. (It probably contains tannins[
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