Acaena exigua

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Acaena exigua
Conservation status

Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Acaena
Species: A. exigua
Binomial name
Acaena exigua

Acaena exigua is a very rare species of flowering plant in the rose family known by the common name liliwai. It is endemic to Hawaii, where it is known from Kauaʻi and west Maui. It had not been seen or collected since 1957 and was feared extinct until 1997, when one plant was discovered in a remote montane bog on Maui.[1] The plant died in 2000.[2]

This is a federally listed endangered species of the United States.


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