Ilex anomala

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Aquifoliales
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Genus: Ilex
Species: I. anomala
Binomial name
Ilex anomala
Hook. & Arn.

Ilex anomala, commonly known as Kāwaʻu or ʻAiea, is a species of holly that is endemic to Hawaii.[1] It inhabits mixed mesic and wet forests at elevations of 600–1,400 m (2,000–4,600 ft) on all main islands.[2]


  1. ^ Little Jr., Elbert L.; Roger G. Skolmen (1989). "Kāwaʻu, Hawaiian holly" (PDF). United States Forest Service. 
  2. ^ "kawa‘u, kaawa‘u, ‘aiea". Hawaii Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 

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