M5. ’Akia

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There are 12 Wikstroemia species endemic to the Hawaiian islands. Wikstroemia uva-ursi occurs in scattered populations on windy coastal locations, dry ridges, open hillsides, ledges, 'a'a lava, and other dry, open habitats from 10 to 1,400 feet on Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, and Maui.