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Family Gesneriaceae

African Violet Family

This family is represented by at least 53 valid Hawaiian species of Cyrtandra, or Ha'iwale, many of which occur in a very small area.  Numerous hybrids have been collected making positive identification difficult.  Typically found in moist valleys or shaded forests.

HAWAII - ENDEMIC

Cyrtandra platyphylla   

'ILIHIA

 

Cyrtandra paludosa   

MOA or HAHALA

 

Cyrtandra lessoniana   

HA'IWALE