Flower Database

Nototrichium sandwicense

Basic information
Flower Name
Nototrichium sandwicense
Formal Name
Nototrichium sandwicense
Alias
Round-leaf Chaff Flower, Kulu'i, Ewa Hinahina, Hawaiʻi rockwort, Nototrichium sandwicense
Habitat
endemic to the Hawaiian Islands
Morph
small shrub
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Amaranthaceae
Genus
Nototrichium
Species
N. sandwicense
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Broad ovate Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Specific area
Color
Cream, White
Season
Height
200  ~ 3000  [cm]
Diameter
 ~