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Achyranthes mutica

Achyranthes mutica A. Gray

Blunt Chaff Flower, Blunt Chaff-flower

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)

Synonym(s): Achyranthes nelsonii

USDA Symbol: ACMU2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is also known as a pyxidium or a utricle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Lowland dry forests.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q00G
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (HI)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Achyranthes mutica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Achyranthes mutica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Achyranthes mutica


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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