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Brighamia insignis was named after William Tufts Brigham (1841-1926), the first director of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu. It is also known as alula, olulu palm, Hawaiian palm, vulcan palm or the droll "cabbage on a stick."
wikipedia December 2013


Pollinator an extinct hawk moth. Use a pipe cleaner to pollinate. An understorey planting, do not grow in full sun as leaves scorch.
Brooke, H. (2009) Gardener, Chelsea Physic Garden

Geographical distribution

  • Northern America

Brighamia insignis A. Gray

Genus: Brighamia
Species: insignis A. Gray
Common names: Cabbage on a Stick; ‘Olulu; Haha
Distribution summary: Hawaii
Habitat: Cliff top ledges
Garden status: Not currently grown

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