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pōpolo kū mai

/ pō.polo kū mai / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., The native pokeberry (Phytolacca sandwicensis 🌐), a small shrub with rather large, ovate leaves, many small flowers borne in long, narrow racemes, and dark-purple berries. The berries may have been used for dye.

  • References:
    • (Neal 340).

2. n., A low shrub (Solanum incompletum 🌐 var. mauiense), a native of Maui, with large, ovate, sinuate, downy, uneven-sided leaves. The plants are somewhat thorny, the flowers purplish-white, the fruits orange berries.

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