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Rough dubautia

Dubautia scabra

Description:

Hawaiian native, one of the 50 species known as the Silversword Alliance. It's also known as na'ena'e and kūpaoa. Its flowers are white.

Habitat:

These small plants were growing in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at an altitude of no less than 4000 feet, on bare lava rock. This is unsurprising because it prefers foggy areas or barren lava fields.

Notes:

The lava fields were vast and barren, devoid of many species except several pioneer species.

1 Species ID Suggestions

hpwra
hpwra 8 years ago


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6 Comments

redyellgrn99
redyellgrn99 8 years ago

Sure thing. I appreciate the response. I only say it's amazing because it's true.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Thank you, Redyellgrn99. :)

redyellgrn99
redyellgrn99 8 years ago

Amazing!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Hpwra, thank you for the ID!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Thanks, drP!

drP
drP 8 years ago

Nice!

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 31, 2013

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