CPC Plant Profile: White Kauai Hibiscus
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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
Description
  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 140670
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/28/2021

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

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

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
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Bees
Bee Confirmed Pollinator Link
Butterflies & Moths
Moth Confirmed Pollinator Link
Birds
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