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Argyroxiphium caliginis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Argyroxiphium caliginis
Species Authority: C.N.Forbes
Common Name/s:
English Eke Silversword

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D1+2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Assessor/s: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V.
Reviewer/s: Maunder, M. (Plant Conservation Committee) & Dickinson, T. (Red List Programme Office)
Justification:
Argyroxiphium caliginis is endemic to West Maui. Known from two subpopulations. The total population has a restricted area of occupancy and less than 1,000 mature individuals.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Argyroxiphium caliginis is endemic to West Maui. Known from two subpopulations. The total population has a restricted area of occupancy and less than 1,000 mature individuals.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A woody subshrub of montane bogs at elevations ranging from 1,350 to 1,650 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Invasive alien plants and human disturbance are the major threats to Argyroxiphium caliginis.
Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Argyroxiphium caliginis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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