Dubautia paleata A. Gray

Shrub 0.3-2.5 m high, leaves opposite or in whorls of three. Diagnostic features of the species include coarse purple glands on the ultimate peduncles, white flowers, receptacular bracts scattered throughout the head, and broad pappus scales. Flowering occurs from July to December.

This species is found only on Kaua'i, primarily in or on the perimeter of bogs ranging in elevation from about 1,100 to 1,550 m. It occurs in sites receiving about 200->1,000 cm of annual precipitation.

Last Modification: March 24, 2000

Each "thumbnail" image below is linked to a larger photograph.


Individual from fringe of bog (photo 1985, near Pihea, Alaka'i Swamp, Kaua'i)
Individual from fringe of bog (photo 1985, near Pihea, Alaka'i Swamp, Kaua'i)
Closer view (photo 1985, near Pihea, Alaka'i Swamp, Kaua'i)
Front view of flowering head (photo 1985, near Pihea, Alaka'i Swamp, Kaua'i)
Side view of flowering head (photo 1985, near Pihea, Alaka'i Swamp, Kaua'i)
Flowering shoot, Alaka'i Swamp, Kaua'i.
Note whorled leaves and large, white heads (photo 1984, Alaka'i Swamp, Kaua'i)

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