Cyanea kolekoleensis (H. St. John) Lammers

Wahiawa Cyanea (Cyanea kolekoleensis)  

The Wahiawa Cyanea was endemic to the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands, where it was restricted to the Wahiawa Mountains in the southern part of the island.  

The last specimens of the species, found in a gulch to the northeast of Hulua Peak in 1996, were monitored by biologists – unfortunately without any success.  

The Wahiawa Cyanea is now considered extinct. [1]  



[1] Kenneth R. Wood: Possible Extinctions, Rediscoveries, and New Plant Records within the Hawaiian Islands. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2011. Edited by Neal L. Evenhuis & Lucius G. Eldredge. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 91-102. 2012  


edited: 23.03.2018