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Cyanea superba subsp. superba

Hāhā or Superb cyanea


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

IUCN: Extinct in the Wild



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.

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Taken on October 12, 2006