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Brighamia insignis - Alula, Hawaiian Palm


Brighamia insignis - Alula, Hawaiian Palm (Brighamia insignis - Alula, Hawaiian Palm)

This plant is extremely endangered in Hawaii and is called commonly, Hawaiian Palm. It is not a palm however. These plants are flowering right now. Picture was taken at the San Diego Zoo yesterday.



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Approximately how high in feet are these, please ?

22 Oct, 2008

 

They are only 1 to 2 feet tall.

22 Oct, 2008

 

i love this one. do they stay like this all year?

28 Oct, 2008

 

Yes...however, I think they only bloom once a year.

They are extremely endangered in Hawaii, with only 65 known native plants.
The moth that pollinated this plant is extinct now...the only way they can be pollinated is my hand.

I have seen this plant for sale this past Summer...they are being sold to earn money to save these Hawaiian native plants from extinction.

Here's a website for more information: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~eherring/hawnprop/bri-insi.htm

28 Oct, 2008



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