Kahaualeʻa Natural Area Reserve
Kahauale‘a includes representatives of pioneer vegetation on lava flows, lowland rain forest and mesic forest in the Puna District. It includes the largest known populations of a federally endangered fern, Adenophorus periens, as well as the currently active flows of the Pu‘u O‘o vent.
Natural Communities: 6 total, none rare
Native Plants & Animals
Native Plants: 133 total taxa, 11 rare
Native Animals: 7 total taxa, 2 rare