Hawaii has probably the most highly developed tropical floral industry in terms of production and export values. The wholesale value of all ornamental crops (cut and lei flowers, foliages, and rooted and potted ornamentals) produced in the State amounted to $4,484,000 (1971), $5,101,000 (1972), $6,341,000 (1973), and $8,211,000 (1974) (7). The total value of all ornamental crops exported was $2,719,000 (1971), $3,074,000 (1972), $3,678,000 (1973), and $4,359,000 (1974). Therefore nearly 60% of the total production was exported, mostly to the U.S. mainland and some to foreign countries. The cut and lei flowers and foliages which are the subjects of this presentation accounted for 89.2% (1971), 90.3% (1972), 86.0%, (1973), 92.0% (1974) of the total value of ornamentals exported. Various rooted and potted ornamentals made up the balance of the export value.