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HAWAII - CULTIVATED
FIRESPIKE or CARDINAL FLOWER
|Ornamental shrub native to Central America. Leaves have an
acuminate (narrowly elongate) tip, flowers borne on a single, rarely-branched spike.
Often misspelled Odontonema
tubiforme. A related Firespike, Odontonema cuspidatum
has ovate leaves lacking an acuminate point and flowers borne on several
axes. It is sparingly naturalized in moist uplands of Hawaii.