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Kokia cookei

Kokia cookei O. Deg.

Cooke's Kokio, Molokai Tree-cotton, Molokai Treecotton

Malvaceae (Mallow family)


USDA Symbol: KOCO2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States. Apparently extinct in the wild.
Native Habitat: Divese mesic forests.

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

USFWS Species Profile: Q1XP
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (HI)
Critical Habitat: N/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 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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


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

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