(nat) Pickle weed, ‘akulikuli kai Plants dioecious. Flowers initially enclosed by a membranous saccate organ that eventually splits near the top into 2 or 4lobes. [2n = 18, 22.] Native to coastal regions of tropical and subtropical America and the Galapagos Islands; in Hawaii naturalized in coastal areas on all of the main islands. First discovered by Hillebrand in 1859 in the salt marshes of Prison Island [Sand Island] near Honolulu, 0‘ahu (Hillebrand, 1888).—Plate 39.