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Hau kuahiwi

Hibiscadelphus distans

Description:

Hawaiian endemic genus, Kaua`i endemic species, nearly extinct in the wild. Plant growing at McBride Garden, part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden Headquarters on the island of Kaua`i.

Habitat:

Known native range is remnant dry forest. Thrives in cultivation.

Notes:

Listed as endangered with the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

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1 Comment

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Unusual flower!

paulmassey
Spotted by
paulmassey

USA

Spotted on Feb 8, 2002
Submitted on Sep 30, 2011

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