‘Aku (Cyanea angustifolia)

AttributeValue
Accepted symbolCYAN6
KingdomPlantae
SubkingdomTracheobionta
Super DivisionSpermatophyta
DivisionMagnoliophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderCampanulales
FamilyCampanulaceae
GenusCyanea
SpeciesCyanea angustifolia
DurationPerennial
HabitatShrub

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Cyanea angustifolia is a plant in the genus Cyanea that is found in Hawaii. Leaves of this species, as well as the endangered -aku-aku (Cyanea platyphylla), were wrapped in ti (k-) leaves, cooked in an -imu and eaten in times of food scarcity by early Hawaiians.

Cyanea angustifolia is a plant in the genus Cyanea that is found in Hawaii. Leaves of this species, as well as the endangered -aku-aku (Cyanea platyphylla), were wrapped in ti (k-) leaves, cooked in an -imu and eaten in times of food scarcity by early Hawaiians.