The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Harold L. Lyon Arboretum
The conservation of Cyanea lanceolata ssp. lanceolata is fully sponsored.
Nellie Sugii contributed to this Plant Profile.
Cyanea lanceolata subspecies lanceolata is a small woody shrub found only on the island of O`ahu in the Ko`olau Mountain Range. It was once a relatively common understory shrub in mesic and wet forests, but has become increasingly harder to find. Currently, there are less than 300 plants left in the wild. (USFWS 2001)
The leaves of this species can become quite large and range from 6 inches to 2 ft in length. The inflorescences are usually comprised of 4 to 16 flowers, ranging in color from pale to dark magenta, often with lighter or darker longitudinal stripes. (Wagner et al. 1999)
Distribution & Occurrence
Mesic valleys and wet forest, 300 to 915 meters elevation. (Wagner et al. 1999)
|1 site (O`ahu)
Widespread in small populations but declining.
Conservation, Ecology & Research
(Nellie Sugii, Pers. Comm. 2001).
Monitoring and surveying
Biological and physiological studies
Lammers, T.G.; Givnish, T.J.; Sytsma, K.J. 1993. Merger of the endemic Hawaiian genera Cyanea and Rollandia (Campanulaceae: Lobeliodeae). Novon. 34, 3: 437-441.