Flower NameNototrichium sandwicense
Formal NameNototrichium sandwicense
AliasRound-leaf Chaff Flower, Kulu'i, Ewa Hinahina, Hawaiʻi rockwort, Nototrichium sandwicense
Habitatendemic to the Hawaiian Islands
Nototrichium sandwicense or Kulu'i (scientific name: Nototrichium sandwicense) is a small shrub of the genus Nototricium in the Hyunidae family Amaranthaceae, which is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. A spike inflorescence emerges from the stem tip and produces grayish-white flowers. The leaves are silver in color. Flowers and seeds are used for leis. In recent years, it has become rare to see wild communities even in its native areas, and it has been designated as an endangered species.
Common name: Nototrichium sandwicense, scientific name: Nototrichium sandwicense, also known as Kulu'i, Hawaiʻi rockwort, Round-leaf Chaff Flower, Ewa Hinahina (Eva Hinahina, Hawaiian), origin: endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, including Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Lanai, habitat: lowland, coral dry areas, tree height: 2 to 30 m, inflorescence: 5 to 25 cm, flower color: grayish-white.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySpike Inflorescence
Leaf typeBroad ovate Leaf
Flowering placeSpecific area
Height200 ~ 3000 [cm]