Oahu: Originally introduced and traded amongst botanical gardens in the early 1960's, miconia has since spread into several locations in the Koolau range. The potential population boundary extends to 9,500 acres (including areas considered "seed banks"). If left uncontrolled, miconia could infest up to 121,300 acres on Oahu. OISC is working to survey all population boundaries to completely eradicate it from Oahu.
Maui: Introduced to Maui in the early 1970s at a private nursery and botanical gardens near Hana. Infestations now occur in the forests near Hana, Nahiku, Keanae and Huelo. Today, approximately 37,000 acres throughout East Maui, could potentially contain miconia. Not known from West Maui.
Molokai: Miconia is not known to be present at this time. Seeds could arrive in soil on hiker's or hunter's shoes or gear, or on native tree fern logs imported from the Big Island. MoMISC educates community members to aid in early detection.
Lanai: None known.
Kahoolawe: None known.
Big Island: Large infestations on the windward side, with a smaller population on the leeward side. BIISC works to control populations on the windward side; community groups and private landowners also assist in some locations.