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Cyanea pinnatifida (sharktail cyanea)

Synonyms: Cyanea selachicauda; Delissea pinnatifida; Lobelia pinnatifida; Rollandia alba; Rollandia pinnatifida

Wikipedia Abstract

Cyanea pinnatifida is a rare species of flowering plant in the bellflower family known by the common name sharktail cyanea. It is endemic to Oahu, but it is now extinct in the wild and only exists in cultivation. Like other Cyanea it is known as haha in Hawaiian. This Hawaiian lobelioid is a shrub which can reach ten feet in height. The leaves are divided into a few deep lobes. The inflorescence produces up to 15 green-tinged white flowers with purple stripes. Little is known about the life history of the plant because so few individuals have been known to science.
View Wikipedia Record: Cyanea pinnatifida

Endangered Species

Status: Extinct in the wild
View IUCN Record: Cyanea pinnatifida


Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Structure [1]  Shrub


Hawaiian Is. (Oahu);

External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
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