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Achyranthes splendens var. rotundata

Achyranthes splendens Mart. ex Moq. var. rotundata Hillebr.

Maui Chaff Flower, Maui Chaff-flower, Round-leaved Chaff-flower

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)

Synonym(s): Achyranthes splendens var. reflecta

USDA Symbol: ACSPR2

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is also known as a pyxidium or a utricle.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Low elevation open, dry forests, open talus or rocky slopes and coralline plains.

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

USFWS Species Profile: Q24I
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.

Bibliography

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 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii

Additional resources

USDA: Find Achyranthes splendens var. rotundata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Achyranthes splendens var. rotundata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Achyranthes splendens var. rotundata

Metadata

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

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