Delissea laciniata Hillebr.

Torn-leaved Delissea (Delissea laciniata)  

The Torn-leaved Delissea was endemic to a place named Wailupe in the Ko’olau Mounatins of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands.  

The species disappeared due to habitat loss caused by cattle farmers that destroyed whole forests for the benefit of their business.  


Photo from: ‘Joseph F. Rock: A monographic study of the Hawaiian species of the tribe Lobelioideae, Family Campanulaceae. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History 7: 1-394. 1918’  

(public domain) 


edited: 21.03.2018