Argyroxiphium virescens

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Argyroxiphium virescens
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Argyroxiphium
A. virescens
Binomial name
Argyroxiphium virescens

Argyroxiphium virescens was a species of flowering plant in the aster family. It was[when?] found only in the Hawaiian Islands. Its natural habitats were subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland. It is officially declared extinct, but in 1989 plants were discovered that appear to be hybrids between it and the Haleakalā Silversword.[2]


  1. ^ Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Argyroxiphium virescens. 2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 27 May 2011.
  2. ^ Carr, Gerald (1997-03-20). "Argyroxiphium virescens Hillebrand". Hawaiian Silversword Alliance. University of Hawaii. Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-01.