Naio

Naio (Myoporum sandwicense) grows on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea.
Naio (Myoporum sandwicense) used to grow in great abundance in Hawaii, but now is much less common. It has some similarities to true sandalwood and was passed off as the latter without much success, leading to it’s other names of false sandalwood or, less sympathetically, bastard sandalwood.

This small tree was found growing on the lower slopes of Mauna Kea.

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