Hawaiian: ‘Ōlulu, pū aupaka
Latin: Brighamia insignis
STATUS: Endemic, very rare
An unbranched stem succulent 1-5m tall. Grows from shoreline to 400 meter elevation on rocky cliffs. After 300 meter elevation the plant prefers either the dry side of islands to grow on or in a greenhouse. Very susceptible to fungus from too much moisture.
Flower: Small, 7 to 14cm long trumpet like star tubular flowers yellow in color and changing to white with age.
Leaves: The leaves are 12 to 20cm long and 6.5 to 11cm wide, medium green in color.