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Achyranthes mutica
(Amaranthaceae)

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HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING      HEAR CLOSING

A message from Dr. David Duffy, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), University of Hawaii (posted 05 November 2012):

Because of a lack of funds, HEAR (www.hear.org) may close as soon as December 15, although there may be enough funds to extend it until February 15. This will mean several things. The web site will be placed on a new server although it is not clear who will pay for the server or for transitioning the site. HEAR data will not be updated. The Pacific Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) (http://www.hear.org/pier/abtproj.htm) site will also become frozen, as will numerous books, reports and papers (http://www.hear.org/). As software evolves we will likely lose the ability to access the data. The various list servers will need new owners, otherwise moderated lists will cease to function altogether, while other lists will not be able to add or delete members. The photo collection (http://www.hear.org/starr/images/?o=plants) will remain accessible, but only through a third party site that will charge for access.

I should point out that we have already lost the original homes of both the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) and Pacific Ecosystems at Risk (PIER) although they have found temporary refuges. Together with HEAR, they represent the corporate memory both here in Hawaii and across the Pacific of efforts to sustain our natural ecosystems and agriculture against problems caused by species alien to the islands. HEAR also serves as the glue that holds the community together, providing information and facilitating communication. I just hope hindsight is kind to this decision.

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Achyranthes mutica is a member of the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), and is a many-branched shrub, with stems 30-60 cm long. Flowers are arranged on spikes.  This species is endemic to Hawaii (Kauai and the Big Island).  Achyranthes mutica is native to Hawaii. 

Species description or overview

Achyranthes mutica fact sheet View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Achyranthes mutica fact sheet from "Hawaii's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy (effective October 1, 2005)."

USFWS species report on Achyranthes mutica
The is available online. A general description of the organism and information about its distribution in the U.S. (including territories and national wildlife refuges) is presented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, along with links to other documentation regarding federal (endangered/threatened) status, recovery information, and additional resources.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Achyranthes mutica
Nomenclatural information about Achyranthes mutica is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Achyranthes mutica information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Achyranthes mutica--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Achyranthes mutica information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Achyranthes mutica, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Achyranthes mutica
Nomenclatural information about Achyranthes mutica is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Federal endangered/threatened status

USFWS species report on Achyranthes mutica
The is available online. A general description of the organism and information about its distribution in the U.S. (including territories and national wildlife refuges) is presented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, along with links to other documentation regarding federal (endangered/threatened) status, recovery information, and additional resources.

Achyranthes mutica species profile from USFWS
A species profile for Achyranthes mutica is provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, including links to information regarding the federal endangered/threatened status of this species.


Images

Achyranthes mutica information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Achyranthes mutica in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Achyranthes mutica images by Karl Magnacca
Images of Achyranthes mutica by Karl Magnacca are available online.


Distribution

Achyranthes mutica information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Achyranthes mutica in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Achyranthes mutica information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Achyranthes mutica--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


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The Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) is currently funded by grants from the Hau'oli Mau Loa Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service with support from PCSU (UH Manoa). Historically, HEAR has also received funding and/or support from the Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) of the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), PIERC (USGS), the USFWS, HCSU (UH Hilo), and HALE (NPS).

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