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4:30 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Planting for Hawaii's Future, One Test Tube at a Time

Credit Molly Solomon
Credit Molly Solomon
Nellie Sugii and Christopher Dunn in Lyon Arboretum's micropropagation lab, which is home to over 170 different native plant species.
Credit Molly Solomon

Hawai‘i is home to over 12,000 native plant species, with 90% found nowhere else in the world. Hundreds of these plants are endangered and teeter on the brink of extinction. HPR's Molly Solomon reports on a science lab at the center of a conservation effort that's working to save some of Hawai’i’s rarest native plants.

The Lyon Arboretum will be hosting a benefit, "Lyon in Summer", on Saturday, July 13 at 4:30 pm. All proceeds will go towards Lyon Arboretum programs and research, like the micropropagation lab. For more information, call 988-0464 or email laassoc@gmail.com.