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Cyanea superba subsp. superba

Hāhā or Superb cyanea

Campanulaceae

Endemic to the Hawaiian Islands (N. Waiʻanae Mountains, Oʻahu only)

IUCN: Extinct in the Wild

 

Etymology

The generic name Cyanea is from the Greek, cyaneos, blue, referring to the supposedly blue flowers of the type species, Cyanea grimesiana, which in reality are white or to purplish.

 

The specific epithet superba, means magnificent or superb.

 

nativeplants.hawaii.edu/

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Taken on October 12, 2006