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White Kauai Hibiscus (Hibiscus waimeae)

Hibiscus waimeae (Hawaiian white hibiscus, kokio kea, kokio keokeo) Flower at Makawao, Maui, Hawaii. August 26, 2006 Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr © 2006
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 140670
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is White Kauai Hibiscus (Hibiscus waimeae) located in the wild?


native to the Waimea Canyon region of the island of Kaua'i



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White Kauai Hibiscus can be found in Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve White Kauai Hibiscus (Hibiscus waimeae)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Endemic to Kauai.
Most common on leeward Kauai. Occurs only in a few spots on windward Kauai.
Most plants are in dry and mesic forests.

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Taxon Hibiscus waimeae
Authority Heller
Family Malvaceae
CPC Number 2266
ITIS 21652
Common Names white Kauai rosemallow
Associated Scientific Names Hibiscus waimeae
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S2
Ecological Relationships

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