Cyanea eleeleensis (H. St. John) Lammers

Eleelee Cyanea (Cyanea eleeleensis)  

This species was described in 1987, it was only known from its type locality, in the Wainiha valley on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands, where it was found growing in wet forest at an elevation of 213 m.  

The Eleelee Cyanea reached a heigth of about 1,8 m, its leaves were up to 40 cm long, its axillary inflorescences beared 11 to 20 purple flowers.  

The species was not found since its discovery in 1977 and is now extinct.  


edited: 17.04.2019