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Trematolobelia kauaiensis

Trematolobelia kauaiensis (Rock) Skottsb.

Kauai False Lobelia, Koli'i

Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)


USDA Symbol: TRKA2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 12 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Habitat: Wet forests, occasionally diverse mesic forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


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 49 - Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (2020) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-03-26
Research By: CBR

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