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Amaranthus brownii
(Amaranthaceae)

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Amaranthus brownii, a member of the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), is an annual herb with leafy upright or ascending stems, one to three ft (30 to 90 cm) long.  Amaranthus brownii is native to Hawaii; in fact, it is endemic to (i.e., found only on) the island of Nihoa.  Amaranthus brownii is native to Hawaii (endemic to Nihoa). 


Species description or overview

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

USFWS species report on Amaranthus brownii
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 Amaranthus brownii
Nomenclatural information about Amaranthus brownii is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Amaranthus brownii information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Amaranthus brownii--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.

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

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


Federal endangered/threatened status

USFWS species report on Amaranthus brownii
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.

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


Images

Amaranthus brownii information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Amaranthus brownii in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.


Distribution

Amaranthus brownii information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Amaranthus brownii in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Amaranthus brownii information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Amaranthus brownii--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.


Books

Natural history of Nihoa and Necker Islands (citation)
The Nihoa and Necker Islands Biological Survey Handbook citation, list of taxa covered in this Bishop Museum publication, and link to purchase information are on the HEAR bibliography site.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.


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