Hawaiian: Koki‘o, koki‘o ‘ula, koki‘o ‘ula‘ula, mākū
English: Hibiscus saintjohnianus
Latin: Hibiscus saintjohnianus
STATUS: Endemic, Rare, Medium-hard propagation
This sub-species of koki’o`ula is a small to medium sized bush 3 to 7 meters tall which grows from 100 to 1100 meters in elevation.
Flowers: Gold to dark reddish; orange petals with dark orange to red stamen.
Leaves: Medium green to dark green, ovate and serrated.
Used ornamentally, left on altars dedicated to Laka, goddess of hula.