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Lobelia niihauensis

Posted by Cyanea z11 HI (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 9, 05 at 3:57

This is Lobelia niihauensis. It is a dry-cliff dweller endemic to the Hawaiian islands of Ni'ihau, Kaua'i, and O'ahu. This plant is growing at the Nationnal Tropical Botanical Garden in Limahuli, Kaua'i. This plant is attractive even when not in flower. The leaves on non-flowering branches are arranged in tight rosettes (like Yucca). Lobelia niihauensis is an endangered species.

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RE: Lobelia niihauensis

Oh, what a beautiful & unusual plant! Thanks for sharing!


RE: Lobelia niihauensis

I agree! It looks like fancy coiled ribbons! Lovely!

RE: Lobelia niihauensis

Here is another posting of this species in the Hawaii garden forum. More pictures...

Here is a link that might be useful: another Lobnii post

RE: Lobelia niihauensis

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 22, 07 at 9:43

I will be visiting the National Tropical Botanical Garden again in Sept. A real feast for the eyes and mind! Thanks for the pictures. Lobelias are interesting plants and I think should be grown more than they are.

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