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NTBG Plant Name:
Kadua elatior
Barcode:
PTBG1000073230
Specimen ID:
006113
Collector ID:
6569
Collector Name:
David H. Lorence
Collection Date:
June 13, 1990
Herbarium Name:
PTBG
Determiner:
David H. Lorence 2012
Observers:
Tim Flynn, W. L. Wagner, & K. R. Wood
Region:
Hawaii
Country:
US
Island Group:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Island:
Kauai
State:
HI
County:
Kauai County
District:
Lihue/Kawaihau District boundary
Locality:
Area called "The Blue Hole" or "The Crater", headwaters of N. fork of Wailua river, just N. of Mt. Kawaikini and SE. of Mt. Waialeale. Deep, narrow valley surrounded by vertical cliffs 600-700 m high laced with waterfalls; alt. 600-700 m.
Plant Category:
dicot
Plant Description:
Low subshrub of perennial herb, leaves shiny green, concolorous. Corolla in bud rounded, apex depressed; at anthesis tube greenish white, lobes pale green. Locally abundant on wet, seeping cliff faces, endemic.
Habitat:
undisturbed low wet forest of small, stunted trees & shrubs (Metrosideros, Bobea, Perrottetia, etc.), with ground cover of pteridophytes, Gunnera, Cyrtandra, & Cyanea,
Date of Last Update:
April 26, 2022

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