Dubautia kalalauensis B. G. Baldwin & G. D. Carr

Openly branching shrub or tree 1.8-3.5 m tall, leaves opposite, more or less strigose.  Diagnostic features of the species include the combination of opposite leaves, eglandular peduncles, greenish cream florets (at anthesis) with glabrous to moderately glandular tubes, each associated with a receptacular bract, and pappus of setiform scales ca. 4 mm long.  Flowering specimens have been collected from August to November. 

This species is found only on the island of Kaua'i, where it is known only from a very small area in Koke'e State Park on the southern rim of Kalalau Valley at an elevation of  1205-1235 m.  Dubautia kalalauensis occurs in densely vegetated windward slopes and wet streamside forests with an annual precipitation of about 180 cm.

Last Modification: March 14, 2011

Each "thumbnail" image below is linked to a larger photograph.  All images Gerald D. Carr unless otherwise noted.


Kalalau Rim, slopes of SW tributary of Kalalau Stream, 4000 ft. elev., Kauai, Hawai'i [ Susan J. Bainbridge]
Kalalau Rim, slopes of SW tributary of Kalalau Stream, 4000 ft. elev., Kauai, Hawai'i [ Susan J. Bainbridge]
Kalalau Rim, slopes of SW tributary of Kalalau Stream, 4000 ft. elev., Kauai, Hawai'i [ Susan J. Bainbridge]

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