Red Kauai Rosemallow

Red Kauai Rosemallow Plant Information


Red Kauai Rosemallow grows in the following 1 states:

Hawaii

Hibiscus clayi, common names red Kauai rosemallow or Kokio ula (Hawaiian name), is a perennial angiosperm of the mallow family Malvaceae.

The generic name is derived from the Greek word (hibskos), which was the name Pedanius Dioscorides (ca. 40-90) gave to Althaea officinalis. The species name clayi honors Horace F. Clay, a horticulturalist of Hawaii.
Hibiscus clayi is a shrub of 40-90 centimetres (16-35in) or a tree reaching a height of 4-8 metres (13-26ft). Leaves are medium green, shiny, smooth-edged or slightly toothed on the tip. Single flowers are borne at the ends of the branches. They are showy, bright or dark red and they bloom all year around. They are generally similar to Hibiscus kokio. This plant is listed as endangered by USFWS.
This plant is endemic to Hawaii. It can be found in nature only in the dry forest of Nounou Mountains in the eastern Kauai, at an elevation of 50-600 metres (160-1,970ft) above sea level.
Hawaiian hibiscus

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