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Hibiscus brackenridgei ssp. molokaianus

Hibiscus brackenridgei A. Gray ssp. molokaianus (Rock ex Caum) F.D. Wilson

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

Malvaceae (Mallow family)

Synonym(s): Hibiscus brackenridgei var. molokaianus


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Dry forests and shrubland.


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 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

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


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

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