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Cyanea linearifolia Rock

Linear-leaved Cyanea (Cyanea linearifolia)  

The Linear-leaved Cyanea is known only from the type collection collected in the Wahi’awa Mountains on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands, as well as three additional collections which lack any data.  

The species is thus considered extinct.  

However, the species was thought to have been rediscovered in 1991 in northern Kaua’i, but these plants turned out to represent a new species and were named as Kuhihewa Cyanea (Cyanea kuhihewa Lammers). [1]  

The Linear-leaved Cyanea is still considered extinct.  



[1] Thomas G. Lammers: A new linear-leaved Cyanea (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae) from Kaua’i, and the “rediscovery” of Cyanea linearifolia. Brittonia 48(2): 237-240. 1996  


edited: 03.04.2018