Colubrina oppositifolia (Kauila)
Rhamnaceae | Native Hawaiian
Shrub or Tree
Kauila was used in Hawaiian culture in tools used for farming. In addition, it was used for chisels, weapons, and musical instruments. It was also used in traditional Hawaiian medicine to treat heart disease.
- one of the hardest Hawaiian woods
- sinks in water
- creates small, black seed pods that explode to scatter their seeds everywhere