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Hibiscadelphus giffardianus (Kilauea hau kuahiwi)
Cressler, Alan

Hibiscadelphus giffardianus

Hibiscadelphus giffardianus Rock

Kilauea Hau Kuahiwi

Malvaceae (Mallow Family)



USDA Native Status: HI (N)

Endemic to the Island of Hawaii.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: To about 20 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Corolla is green abaxially and purple adaxially.



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

USFWS Species Profile: Q0ZE
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.

Web Reference

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-13
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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