Argyroxiphium sandwicense

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Argyroxiphium sandwicense
Haleakalasilversword.jpg
Haleakala silversword (A. sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Argyroxiphium
Species:
A. sandwicense
Binomial name
Argyroxiphium sandwicense

Argyroxiphium sandwicense, the Hawaiʻi silversword, or hinahina[2] is a species of silversword. It is endemic to Hawaii. The two subspecies are separated by geography.[3] Both subspecies are rare, threatened and federally protected.

Reproduction[edit]

The silversword flowers only once in its lifespan of 20 to 90 years.

Threats[edit]

One study found that it may not survive climate change.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. (2003). "Argyroxiphium sandwicense". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 208. e.T44157A10865179. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2003.RLTS.T44157A10865179.en.
  2. ^ "Argyroxiphium sandwicense". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Argyroxiphium sandwicense". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Comprehensive Report Species - Argyroxiphium sandwicense". explorer.natureserve.org.
  5. ^ "The Hawaiian silversword: another warning on climate change". Mongabay Environmental News. May 6, 2013.

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