Cyrtandra pruinosa   (St. John & Storey)

Frosted Cyrtandra
(Cyrtandra pruinosa)

syn. -


Hawai'i Islands: Kalauao Valley / Ko'olau Mountains / O'ahu

local name:

ha'iwale (Hawaiian - Hawai'i Islands)
kanawao (Hawaiian - Hawai'i Islands)
ke'oke'o (Hawaiian - Hawai'i Islands)

size: 1,5 - 2,5 m (height)

extinction date: (?)

This species, that was about 1,5 to 2,5 m tall, is only known from a single specimen, that was found in the Kalauao Valley in the Ko'olau Mountains on the island of O'ahu.

The leaves of this species reached a length of 15 to 20 cm and were 3 to 9 cm wide. The upper surface, above all on young leaves, was covered with white hair.

The white flowers appeared solitary from the leaf axils.