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Smathers, G. A., and D. E. Gardner. 1981. Stand analysis of an invading firetree (Myrica faya Aiton) population, Hawai`i. U. S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, NPS-SER Research/Resource Management Report 42.20.

ABSTRACT
The exotic firetree (Myrica faya) has been invading forest vegetation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park since 1961. A population of ninety-six trees that had been invading a stand of native `ohi'a trees (Metrosideros collina subsp. polymorpha Rock) was analyzed as to structure and fruiting characteristics. Preliminary findings show that firetree invasion depends on an outside seed source. In addition, the mesic conditions beneath `ohi'a trees provide favorable habitat for seedling establishment. Firetres growing beneath `ohi'a trees show a loss in vigor when that begin to grow up and into the `ohi'a's crown. Seeds may depend on dispersal by some exotic birds.

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HOSTS
Myrica faya - Faya tree

PATHOGENS
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KEY WORDS
Ohi'a, Metrosideros collina, Firetree, Myrica Faya, Firetree.

IMAGES
05_033 -- Myrica faya - HAVO, Byron Ledge 05_033 - Myrica faya - HAVO, Byron Ledge
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
05_037 -- Myrica faya - HAVO, Byron Ledge 05_037 - Myrica faya - HAVO, Byron Ledge
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
06_057 -- Myrica faya encroachment into forest, HAVO 06_057 - Myrica faya encroachment into forest, HAVO
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
13_065 -- seacoast and lava flows, Kalapana Coast 13_065 - seacoast and lava flows, Kalapana Coast
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
13_066 -- Byron Ledge (habitat 2) 13_066 - Byron Ledge (habitat 2)
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
13_067 -- Byron Ledge (habitat 2) 13_067 - Byron Ledge (habitat 2)
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
13_068 -- Byron Ledge (habitat 2) 13_068 - Byron Ledge (habitat 2)
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
13_069 -- devastation area with Mauna Kea in background 13_069 - devastation area with Mauna Kea in background
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
14_004 -- Myrica faya tree 14_004 - Myrica faya tree
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
16_003 -- M. faya encroachment at Byron Ledge 16_003 - M. faya encroachment at Byron Ledge
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
16_004 -- M. faya encroachment at Byron Ledge 16_004 - M. faya encroachment at Byron Ledge
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
16_110 -- pioneering Myrica faya on recent lava flow, HAVO 16_110 - pioneering Myrica faya on recent lava flow, HAVO
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
16_112 -- Myrica faya habitat, Chain of Craters Road, HAVO 16_112 - Myrica faya habitat, Chain of Craters Road, HAVO
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus
18_093 -- Byron Ledge, HAVO 18_093 - Byron Ledge, HAVO
PATHOGEN: Aspergillus melleus


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