Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. sandwicense •
argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp sandwicense

Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. sandwicense

Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. sandwicense NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

ITIS Reports — Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. sandwicense ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. Also is on the endangered list still and reports that it may never be off of it.

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Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. sandwicense, the Mauna Kea silversword, is a highly endangered flowering plant endemic to the island of Hawaiʻi of Hawaii. It is the “crown jewel” of the volcanic mountain Mauna Kea, from which it derives its English name. The Hawaiian name is ʻahinahina; it applies to silverswords more broadly. The Mauna Kea silversword was once common on the volcano, and extraordinary conservation efforts are being made to preserve the species.

Detailed information
Full Name: `Ahinahina (Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. sandwicense)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Flowering Plants
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 03/21/1986 Pacific Region (Region 1) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the `Ahinahina, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Hawaii
  • US Counties in which the `Ahinahina, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
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