E OLA ANA - Naio Hair Stick



Also called a'aka.
Grows in coastal forest and into sub-
alpine dry forests.
Known as a false sandalwood.
Naio was one of the plants mentioned
in the kumulipo.
"Hanau ka Aio novo i kai
Kia'iia e ka Naio Nono i uka"
Born is the sea worm living in the sca
guarded by the bastard
sandalwood living on the land.
In Old Hawaii Naio was used for
-House Poles
-Canoe Parts
-Fishing Implements
-Night fishing torches