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Updated 9/28/2013

 Family Malvaceae

HAWAII - ENDEMIC

Gossypium tomentosum   

Cultivated, Waimanalo, Oahu

 



Kawainui Marsh, Oahu

Kaloko, Oahu

HAWAIIAN COTTON    MA'O

Formerly common in dry coastal & lowland habitats, considered threatened due to urban development.  Drops leaves during dry season, somewhat fire-resistant.  Seeds are covered by short brown fibers.  Endemic to Hawaii.