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Hibiscadelphus bombycinus

Hibiscadelphus bombycinus Forbes

Hau Kuahiwi

Malvaceae (Mallow family)


USDA Symbol: HIBO2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Color unknown.


Native Distribution: Apparently now extinct.
Native Habitat: Mesic forests.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Hibiscadelphus bombycinus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hibiscadelphus bombycinus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hibiscadelphus bombycinus


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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