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n., An endemic woody plant (Wilkesia gymnoxiphium 🌐), related to the ʻāhinahina or silversword, found only in western mountains of Kauaʻi. It is 1 to 4 m high, unbranched, the stems ending in clumps of long narrow leaves.

  • Examples:
    • ʻO ka iliau loha i ka lā (For. 4:283), the iliau drooping, in the sun.
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s. A species of bush in the forest; nana aku he ka moloua ka iliau.

Iliau (ī'-lĭ-ă'u), n.

/ ī'-lĭ-ă'u / Parker Haw to Eng,

A species of shrub (Wilkesia gymnoxiphium) having medicinal properties.

Trail, Wai-mea Canyon, northwest Kauaʻi, a native-plant preserve; of special interest is the iliau, a relative of the silversword, endemic to this region of Kauaʻi.

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