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Hesperomannia arbuscula

Hesperomannia arbuscula Hillebr.

Maui Island-Aster

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Hesperomannia arbuscula ssp. oahuensis, Hesperomannia arbuscula var. pearsallii, Hesperomannia mauiensis

USDA Symbol: HEAR10

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Size Notes: Up to about 9 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Clusters of 4-5 erect flower heads, each head comprised of many disc florets.



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

USFWS Species Profile: Q1X8
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 1790 - Hawaiian Plant Life - Vegetation and Flora (2014) Gustafson, Robert J.; Derral R. Herbst; Philip W. ...

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-03-29
Research By: CBR

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