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Kokia lanceolata

Kokia lanceolata Lewt.

Wailupe Valley Treecotton

Malvaceae (Mallow family)


USDA Symbol: KOLA2

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


Native Distribution: Believed to be extinct.
Native Habitat: Divese 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

Additional resources

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


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

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