Achyranthes splendens var. rotundata

Scientific name: Achyranthes splendens var. rotundata

Family: Amaranthaceae

Common Name: Round-leaf chaff flower

USFWS Status: Endangered.

Distribution: Oahu, Molokai, Lanai

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Achyranthes splendens has been at one time split into 5 different species. Two varieties of splendens are currently recognized: rotundata (Oahu, Molokai, Lanai), and splendens (Lanai, Maui). The rotundata variety is listed as endangered. .

Photo by G.D. Carr [see his outstanding web page for excellent photographs of native Hawaiian plants]

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This page last revised 19 November 1999 by nle