This page last revised 23 August 2006 -- S.M.Gon III
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Maps & Figures
Montane dry forest adjacent to the subalpine system on Hawai‘i Island.
Montane dry forest dominated by koa (Acacia koa) provide primary habitat for the endemic koa bug (Coleotichus blackburniae).
Montane Dry System
The Montane Dry System in Hawai‘i includes a variety of vegetation types, including leeward forests and woodlands dominated by ‘ōhi‘a (Metrosideros) and other xerophytic genera.
The Montane Dry System on Hawai‘i Island (red areas above) occurs in five conservation areas (Mauna Kea, Windward Mauna Loa, Ka‘ū-Kapāpala, Kona, and Pōhakuloa-Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a). It is best developed in the western (leeward) conservation areas.
The Montane Dry System on Maui (small red areas above) occurs as in the East Maui conservation area as small remnants along the leeward (south) flank of Haleakalā.