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(Hibiscadelphus stellatus)

Photo Credit: H. Oppenheimer © 2014
  • Global Rank: N/A
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Malvaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: XXXXXX
  • Lifeform: Tree, Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

This new species of the mallow family, discovered in 2012, produces a showy flower that is purple-pink externally and yellow internally. The colors attract local pollinators with its stunning colors and sweet nectar.  The flowers mature into woody capsule fruits that produce fuzzy seeds, a favorite among rodent species in the area. Unfortunately, the existence of its native populations is threatened by habitat erosion, uncontrolled fire, invasive plant species, and invasive pest species in the area.

Where is (Hibiscadelphus stellatus) located in the wild?


This species is able to grow among dense vegetation on the steep slopes of its native habitat.


This species is only known from three populations in the Kaua'ula Valley of western Maui.

States & Provinces:

can be found in Hawaii

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Taxon Hibiscadelphus stellatus
Authority H. Oppenheimer, Bustamente, & Perlman
Family Malvaceae
CPC Number 44887
Duration Perennial
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Hibiscadelphus stellatus
Distribution This species is only known from three populations in the Kaua'ula Valley of western Maui.
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