Phyllostegia renovans

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Phyllostegia renovans

Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Lamioideae
Genus: Phyllostegia
Species: P. renovans
Binomial name
Phyllostegia renovans
W.L.Wagner

Phyllostegia renovans is a rare species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name red-leaf phyllostegia. It is endemic to Hawaii, where it is known only from the island of Kauai.[1] It was federally listed as an endangered species of the United States in 2010.

This species was discovered in 1989 and described to science in 1999. It is known from about 6 populations, but some of these populations contain only one plant each.[2]

This subshrub has climbing stems that can reach 3 or 4 meters in length. The oval leaves are up to 20 centimeters long by 8.8 wide. The inflorescence is a raceme of white flowers each about 2 centimeters in length.[1]

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