Brother of Hibiscus flower is found alive and well on Maui, Hawaii

31 julio 2014

Most people are familiar with Hibiscus flowers — they are an iconic symbol of tropical resorts worldwide where they are commonly planted in the landscape. Only a few, however, are aware of an equally beautiful and highly endangered related group of plants known as Hibiscadelphus — literally ‘brother of Hibiscus.’ Remarkably, in 2012 scientists found a population of these unique trees in a remote, steep valley on the west side of Maui.