Unusual Hibiscus

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  1. Anna Kadlec

    Anna Kadlec Active Member

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    Taken at the National Tropical Botanical Garden (McBryde section) in Kauai last week.
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    One of the native Hawaiian species or one of its garden hybrids.
     
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    Do you know the scientific name? It's a beauty
     
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    I think it's Hibiscus waimeae, endemic to the island of Kauai.
     
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    I should add that I think it's subspecies hannerae... on the endangered list.
     
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    Thank you, Anna. Lived in Hawaii for a while - good to see those plants again.
     

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