Acacia koa (Koa)
Fabaceae | Native Hawaiian
Tree (15-50 ft. tall)
Terrestrial, dry to moist forests
Koa leaves are used to induce sleep for cramps or fevers, while the wood is used to build canoes, paddles, surfboards, as bark for dye, and much more.
Koa is the largest native tree on the Hawaiian Islands. It is used for such a variety of things that it is highly demanded by many, which is why Koa is one of the most expensive woods in the world.