IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Achyranthes splendens is endemic to the Hawaiian islands of O'ahu, Molokai, Maui, and Lana'i. It is probably extirpated on Molokai and Lana'i. It is most common on West Maui. The total number of subpopulations and the population size is not known. But there are estimates that the species total may be under 5,000 or 10,000 plants. A. splendens, is believed to be comprised of two intergrading varieties, var. splendens and var. rotundata. Some authors also include A. atollensis as another variety under A. splendens. This is an Extinct species which is treated separately from this.


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