Acacia koa

Acacia Koa plant


Fabaceae | Native Hawaiian


A plant in the family Fabaceae (or Leguminosae), or the fruit or seed of such a plant.

Native To:


Plant Status:


Plant Habit:

Tree (15-50 ft. tall)

Plant Habitat:

Terrestrial, dry to moist forests

Cultural Uses

Koa leaves induce sleep for cramps or fevers, while the wood is used to build canoes, paddles, surfboards, bark for dye, and much more.

Interesting Fact

Koa is the most giant native tree on the Hawaiian Islands. It is used for a variety of things and is highly demanded by many, making Koa one of the most expensive woods in the world.

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