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Kahaualeʻa Natural Area Reserve



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    22667.77 acres


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.

Additional Information

Natural Communities

Natural Communities: 6 total, none rare

Native Plants & Animals

Native Plants: 133 total taxa, 11 rare

Native Animals: 7 total taxa, 2 rare