Argyroxiphium caliginis

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Argyroxiphium caliginis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Argyroxiphium
Species: A. caliginis
Binomial name
Argyroxiphium caliginis
C.N.Forbes

Argyroxiphium caliginis, the ʻEke Silversword, is a species of flowering plant in the sunflower family, Asteraceae.

It is found only in two Hawaiian tropical rainforest bogs in West Maui, Hawaiʻi.

The species is threatened by damage to the bogs by rooting feral pigs, but the main population at ʻEke Crater is now protected by fencing.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Argyroxiphium caliginis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.
  2. ^ West Maui Natural Area Reserve Management Plan. Retrieved on 2008-10-05

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Media related to Argyroxiphium caliginis at Wikimedia Commons