aalii


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aalii

(ɑːˈliːiː)
n
(Plants) a bushy sapindaceous shrub, Dodonaea viscosa, of Australia, Hawaii, Africa, and tropical America, having small greenish flowers and sticky foliage
[Hawaiian]
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Noun1.aalii - a small Hawaiian tree with hard dark woodaalii - a small Hawaiian tree with hard dark wood
Dodonaea, genus Dodonaea - a genus of tropical shrub or tree
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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sandwicense), interspersed with mamane (Sophora chrysophylla), koa (Acacia koa), aalii (Dodonaea viscosa), a few ohia (Metrosideros polymorpha), pukiawe (Leptecophylla tameiameiae), and uulei (Osteomeles anthyllidifolia).
Native plants found at higher elevations, such as the aalii and the mamane, have a greater tolerance for fire and are being introduced to stabilize the `ohi`a forests.
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