Friday, June 22, 2007

Hawaiian Jewel Orchid Threatened by Volcano

"latest phase of Kilauea's eruption could possibly endanger some plant andanimal species native to Hawaii.
... the area where the lava flow surfaced contains the park's 2,500 acreEast Rift Rainforest. The area is protected [how ?] from invasive,non-native plants...
The lava flow... threatens a number of rare plant species including... thisrare jewel orchid [Anoectochilus sandvicensis]."

Steve Peralta