Hawaiian bonamia



English:        Hawaiian bonamia

Latin:            Bonamia menziesii

FAMILY:   Convolvulaceae

STATUS:    Endemic, Endangered, Fairly easy to propagate by seed


A twining, prostrate bush with lateral branches up to 10 meters long. Grows on most of the Hawaiian Islands, mountain areas from 150 to 625 meters in elevation.  This plant is a climber and is good for arbors.

Flowers: Solitary soft petals creamy beige color; tubular with small hairs.  The seeds are oval and green turning to brown at maturity. 1-2cm long

Leaves: Soft coriaceous oblong-elliptic light green color. 3-9cm long