Pua Aloalo - Koki'o Ke'oke'o - Hibiscus Arnottianus - Hawaiian White Hibiscus

Sharon Mau

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Pua Aloalo - Kokio Keokeo - Hibiscus Arnottianus - Hawaiian White Hibiscus Photograph

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11/04/2012

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11/03/2012

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11/02/2012

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Edgewood, WA - United States

Beautiful soft colors and light!

New Holland, PA - United States

Freshness beautifully captured in white!

Johnsonville, NY - United States

So lovely!! I love hibiscus and grow many varieties out in my gardens, that can handle the northeast US. v

Long Beach, CA - United States

So delicate and beautiful, Sharon. :)

Burnaby, BC - Canada

Beautiful distressed feel.

Hicksville, NY - United States

Very pretty.

Male - Maldives

Just one more time favorited and voted!

Lake Worth, FL - United States

Lovely softness and shadows Sharon! We Voted! Celebrate life, Debra and Dave

USA UK, Ut - United Kingdom

Very beautiful and Thank you for the feature

San Jose, CA - United States

Sharon, how lovely! I grow hibiscus but have never seen a white one. I'll be on the lookout for one next spring. Thank you for showing us this. F/V.

Sharon Mau replied:

. . mahalo . ♥ . . Pua Aloalo - Hibiscus arnottianus kokiʻo keʻokeʻo ("kokiʻo that is white like the shine of silver") is an endemic species of Hibiscus with white flowers . Hibiscus arnottianus A. Gray kokiʻo keʻokeʻo ("kokiʻo that is white like the shine of silver") is an endemic species of hibiscus with white flowers. Three subspecies are recognized: H. arnottianus arnottianus found in the Waiʻanae Range of western Oʻahu; H. a. immaculatus which is very rare (listed as endangered) on Molokaʻi; and H. a. punaluuensis from the Koʻolau Range on Oʻahu. Perhaps only a dozen plants of H. a. immaculatus exist in nature in mesic and wet forests. This species is closely related to H. waimeae, and the two are among the very few members of the genus with fragrant flowers. It is sometimes planted as an ornamental or crossed with H. rosa-sinensis. In the Hawaiian language, the white hibiscus is known as the Pua Aloalo . I photographed these beauties in Iao Valley on Maui . . there is a beautiful small tree growing near Kepaniwai . . read more about these beautiful flowers on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_hibiscus. . ♥ . .

Morehouse, MO - United States

Gorgeous shot Sharon! Love the light and details as well as the touch of bokeh! v/f

Bucharest, Ro - Romania

This photo is absolutely mesmerizing, Sharon..... so soft and delicate.... f,v

Haaltert, Oo - Belgium

Really like the tones! Very nice work!

London - United Kingdom

Beautiful!

Male - Maldives

I love so much the silver shades of the tones and composition, an elegant and beautiful work, Sharon! :-)

Maui, Ha - United States

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Fort Myers, FL - United States

Gorgeous. v

Wynnewood, PA - United States

Unusual flower, lovely image! V!

Maui, Ha - United States

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