Clermontia clermontioides subsp. clermontioides

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  • clermontioides

Hawaiian Names with Diacritics

  • Hāhā
  • ʻŌhā
  • ʻŌhā wai

Hawaiian Names

  • Haha
  • Oha
  • Oha wai


  • Clermontia coerulea
  • Clermontia gaudichaudii
  • Clermontia hualalaiensis
  • Clermontia konaenesis
  • Clermontia loyana
  • Clermontia rockiana

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Distribution Status


Endangered Species Status

No Status

Plant Form / Growth Habit

  • Shrub
  • Tree

Mature Size, Height (in feet)

  • Shrub, Medium, 6 to 10
  • Shrub, Tall, Greater than 10
  • Tree, Small, 15 to 30

Mature Size, Width

Plants are terrestrial or ephiphytic.

Life Span

Long lived (Greater than 5 years)

Landscape Uses

No data available.

Plant Produces Flowers


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Flower Type


Additional Flower Color Information

The showy flowers [2] are...

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Plant texture

No data available.

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Water Requirements

No data available.

Light Conditions

No data available.

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Natural Range

  • Hawaiʻi

Natural Zones (Elevation in feet, Rainfall in inches)

  • 2000 to 2999, 50 to 100 (Mesic)
  • 2000 to 2999, Greater than 100 (Wet)
  • 3000 to 3999, 50 to 100 (Mesic)
  • 3000 to 3999, Greater than 100 (Wet)
  • 4000 to 4999, 50 to 100 (Mesic)
  • 4000 to 4999, Greater than 100 (Wet)

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The generic name Clermontia is named on behalf M. le Marquis de Clermont-Tonnerre, Minister of the French Navy at the time of the Freycinet expedition (1817-1820).


Modern Use

With their general ease of cultivation, several species of Clermontia are slowly being incorporated into home landscaping.

Additional References

[1] "Systematic Botany Monographs, Volume 32, Systematics of Clermontia (Campanulaceae-Lobelioideae)" by Thomas Lammers, pages 15-21.
[2] "Plants in Hawaiian Culture" by Beatrice H. Krauss, page 256.

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