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Hibiscus kokio ssp. saintjohnianus

Hibiscus kokio Hillebr. ex Wawra ssp. saintjohnianus (Roe) D.M. Bates

Kokio Ula, Maku, St. John's Hhibiscus, St. John's Rosemallow

Malvaceae (Mallow family)

Synonym(s): Hibiscus roeatae, Hibiscus saintjohnianus


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Habitat: Dry to 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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Web Reference

Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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


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

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