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Hibiscus brackenridgei

Hibiscus brackenridgei A. Gray

Aloalo, Brackenridge's Rosemallow, Mao Hau Hele, Native Yellow Hibiscus

Malvaceae (Mallow family)



USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Shrubby, up to about 10 feet tall, or tree-like, up to about 30 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Yellow, sometimes with red or maroon centers. May bloom sporadically at other times of the year.


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Dry forests and shrubland.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1XE
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (HI)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.


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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Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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


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

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