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bidens hillebrandiana ssp hillebrandiana
12-22-2016

Bidens hillebrandiana ssp. hillebrandiana

Bidens hillebrandiana ssp. hillebrandiana 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 — Bidens hillebrandiana ssp. hillebrandiana 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.Bidens is a genus of flowering plants in the aster familyAsteraceae. The common names beggarticksblack jackburr marigoldscobbler’s pegsSpanish needlesstickseedstickseeds and tickseed sunflowers refer to the fruits of the plants, most of which are bristly and barbed, with two sharp pappi at the end. The generic name refers to the same character; Bidens comes from the Latin bis (“two”) and dens (“tooth”).The plants are zoochorous; their seeds will stick to clothing, fur or feathers, and be carried to new habitat. This has enabled them to colonize a wide range, including many oceanic islands. Some of these species occur only in a very restricted range and several are now threatened with extinction, notably in the Hawaiian Islands. Due to the absence of native mammals on these islands, some of the oceanic island taxa have reduced burrs, evolving features that seem to aid in dispersal by the wind instead.

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Detailed information
Full Name: kookoolau (Bidens hillebrandiana ssp. hillebrandiana)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Flowering Plants
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 11/29/2013 Pacific Region (Region 1) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the kookoolau, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Hawaii
  • US Counties in which the kookoolau, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
Recovery
No recovery information is available for the kookoolau.
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