CPC Plant Profile: Haha Lua
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Haha Lua (Cyanea leptostegia)

Cyane a lepto ste gia, Kauai. Photo Credit: National Tropical Botanical Garden
Description
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Campanulaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 159019
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/10/1987

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Updates
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Cyanea leptostegia is endemic to the western side of the island of Kauai in Hawaii. It is still fairly common in places, and is thought to number 7,000-10,000 mature individuals (plus additional juveniles) in an undetermined number of occurrences. The species is threatened by feral pigs, goats, deer, cattle, rats, slugs, and invasive alien plants.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Cyanea leptostegia
Authority A. Gray
Family Campanulaceae
CPC Number 1182
ITIS 34711
USDA CYLE5
Common Names Giant Koke'e Cyanea | Giant Kokee Cyanea
Associated Scientific Names Cyanea leptostegia | Cyanea leptostegia var. velutina | Delissea coriacea var. pinnatiloba | Delissea leptostegia | Delissea leptostegia var. velutina
Distribution
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S2
Habitat

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Birds
White-eyes Zosterops japonicus Confirmed Pollinator Link
Reintroduction
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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