Pritchardia hillebrandii

COMMON NAME

Loulu lelo, Molokai fan palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

A broad, fan-shaped leaves with silvery undersides, the Loulu lelo flowers in a beautiful golden yellow, followed by black, marble-sized fruit. These fruits can be peeled and eaten (tastes somewhat like a coconut), and were once a source of food for early Hawaiians. The fronds were used to weave hats. The trunks were used in construction, leaves used as umbrellas, thatching

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Endemic to the island of Molokai, Hawaii

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows along the coastline at elevations of 100 to 1900 feet.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

pacsoa.org

merwinconservancy.org



Pritchardia hillebrandii