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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Hibiscadelphus (brother of Hibiscus). Malvaceae. Under this name, J. V. Rock founds three species of Hawaiian small trees; of two of the species only one individual tree is in existence, while of the third several may still be found on the slopes of Mt. Hualalai, in the forest of Waihau, in North Kona, Hawaii. From Hibiscus the genus differs in the deciduous calyx and other floral characters: fls. 2 ½ in. or less long, yellowish, magenta, or green: lvs. cordate, unevenly 3-5- pointed or rounded and entire. H. giffardianus, Rock, is a medium-sized tree with peculiarly shaped deep magenta fls. and cordate-orbicular lvs.; a single tree known in 1913 and in danger of extinction. H. wilderianus, Rock, is a tree 15-18 ft. high with yellowish fls. and 3-lobed wavy lvs. of orbicular outline; one tree known in 1912 and in a dying condition, one on which the collector was able to find 1 open fl. and a few more or less developed buds. A. hualalaiensis. Rock, has green fls. somewhat reddish inside, and somewhat reniform lvs.; a few trees are still in existence. These rare trees are not in the trade, but they are likely to appear in collections in the tropics if they can be rescued before destruction. See Rock, "Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands." L.H.B.

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