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Family: CAMPANULACEAE 

 Brighamia rockii

 

  
Author:  Harold St. John 1969
Family:  Campanulaceae
Habitat:  Island of Molokai, Hawaii
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  5 meters
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Alula, 'Olulu, Pu Aupaka, Pua 'ala.
Synonyms:  Brighamia remyi, Brighamia rockii ssp. longiloba
Got it from:  Seeds: Clovis CA, US
Year:  2003

Image of Brighamia rockii courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden.

   This member of the Campanulaceae family was described by Harold St. John in 1969. It is only found on The Hawaiian island Molokai. It grows on the hill-sides in well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It can grow to 5 meters with a stem 25 centimetres in diameter, and the flowers are white. Forrest Anderson send me some seeds from CSSA seed depot.

Prefer temperatures around 20-25 C.

Sadly, there are now fewer than 100 Brighamia rockii, plants growing on Moloka’i.