Liparis hawaiensis H. Mann

Hawai’i Widelip Orchid (Liparis hawaiensis)

Distribution:

Hawai’i Islands: Hawai’i, Kaua’i, Lana’i, Maui, Moloka’i, O’ahu

local names:

awapuhiakanaloa – Hawai’i Islands

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This very inconspicuous plant is one of only three truly native orchid species of the Hawaiian Islands, where it is known to occur on all of the larger islands.

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Photo: Kim Starr & Forest Starr; by courtesy of Kim Starr & Forest Starr

http://www.starrenvironmental.com

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