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Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. macrocephalum; Ahinahina   

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Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. macrocephalum
Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. macrocephalum
Photographer: Eric White

ID: 0000 0000 0314 1003 (2014-03-10)

Copyright © 2014 Eric White

  • date of photo  Mar 4, 2014
  • location   Haleakala National Park (Hawaii, Maui (Hawaiian Islands), US)
  • family Asteraceae
  • plant community   Alpine cinder deserts on Haleakala above 2100m
  • notes   Genus endemic to Hawaiian Islands; this subspecies endemic to Haleakala on East Maui. This species differs in having very thick floccose-silk 'hair' which completely hides the surface. Probably the most famous member of the Silversword alliance (over 50 species, subsp., variations endemic to Hawaii and classic example of Adaptive Radiation). This subspecies is listed as Threatened.
  • camera   Nikon D80 Nikkor 60mm
  • photo category: Plant - shrub

  • common names   Ahinahina (photographer)
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