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ʻĀkia (Wikstroemia monticola)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Subfamily: Thymelaeoideae
Genus: Wikstroemia

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Wikstroemia is a genus of 55-70 species of flowering shrubs and small trees in the mezereon family, Thymelaeaceae. Hawaiian species are known by the common name ‘ākia.[1]

Medicinal uses

Wikstroemia indica (Chinese: 了哥王; pinyin: liǎo gē wáng) is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Paper making

The bark fibres of several species of Wikstroemia are used to make paper.



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "ʻakia, kauhi, ʻakia manolo". Hawaii Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Retrieved 2009-11-23.