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kokia drynarioides

Kokia drynarioides

Kokia drynarioides NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.When in bloom, 100s of red flowers adorn this spectacular plant. Like a twisted hibiscus flower, petals are spirally arranged. Rick Barboza describes the blossom as a ‘Spanish dancer.

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Kokia drynarioides, commonly known as Hawaiian tree cotton, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is endemic to the Big Island of Hawaii. It inhabits dry forests at elevations of 455–1,915 m (1,493–6,283 ft). Associated plants include ʻāheahea (Chenopodium oahuense), ʻaʻaliʻi (Dodonaea viscosa), hala pepe (Pleomele hawaiiensis), wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis), uhiuhi (Caesalpinia kavaiensis), kōlea (Myrsine lanaiensis), ʻaiea (Nothocestrum latifolium), kuluʻī (Nototrichium sandwicense), ʻālaʻa (Pouteria sandwicensis), ʻohe kukuluāeʻo (Reynoldsia sandwicensis), māmane (Sophora chrysophylla), and maua (Xylosma hawaiiense var.

Detailed information
Full Name: koki`o (Kokia drynarioides)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Flowering Plants
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 12/04/1984 Pacific Region (Region 1) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the koki`o, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Hawaii
  • US Counties in which the koki`o, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
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