Isabella Aiona Abbott

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Twelve common Polynesian plants, 8 of which were probably brought in the canoe voyages perhaps 1500 years ago from southern and central Polynesia, constitute the most commonly used plants by Hawaiians for medicinal purposes. Herbal treatments of the most frequently encountered illnesses or physical conditions--purge or constipation, skin affections,(More)
Rapid and frequent air service to Hawaii has brought about a stronger westernization in food choices and food habits than was possible 30 or 40 years ago. The transport of more fresh foods from the Orient is also possible. Western fastfood establishments such as McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken are patronized as heavily as similar places in California.(More)
Marine biodiversity of the United States (U.S.) is extensively documented, but data assembled by the United States National Committee for the Census of Marine Life demonstrate that even the most complete taxonomic inventories are based on records scattered in space and time. The best-known taxa are those of commercial importance. Body size is directly(More)
Pacific coast species of the red algae Halymenia and Cryptonemia are described Of the 8 previously reported species of Halymenia 3 (H. abyssicola Dawson, H. megaspore Dawson, H refugiensis Dawson) hive been placed in synonymy with other species. Halymenia hollenbergii from southern California is described as new; H cocinea is transferred from Schizymenia(More)
Nitrogen (N) enrichment of tropical reefs can result in the dominance of invasive algae. The invasive alga Acanthophora spicifera and the native alga Laurencia nidifica are part of a diverse reef assemblage in 'Ewa Beach, O'ahu. Their N contents and δ(15)N values were investigated to determine if N was enriched and to evaluate potential nitrogenous sources(More)
of the Territorial Board of Agriculture and Forestry and the University of Hawaii. Manuscript received February 28, 1947. 2 The author completed most of the work on this paper while on the Department of Botany staff, University of Hawaii, and finished the manuscript at the University of California, Berkeley, with the aid of the excellent algal herbarium(More)
Seventy-one samples of the colloid kappacarrageenan extracted from 12 seaweed species were subjected to a number of standard physical demands of solid bacteriological culture media. All samples had a lower melting temperature (less than 67° C) than agar and a gelling (setting) temperature between 16° C and 51° C, some the same and others lower or higher(More)
Reexamination of some previous collections of marine algae from the Northwest Hawaiian Islands (NWHI), also known as the Leeward Hawaiian Islands, and the addition of more recent collections have resulted in recognition of 48 taxa of Chlorophyta (green algae), with eight new records for the NWHI; 33 taxa of Phaeophyta (brown algae), with seven new records;(More)