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Astelia waialealae
(Liliaceae)

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Astelia waialealae is a terrestrial rhizomatous perennial herb in the astelia family (Asteliaceae). Plants are short, from a bulbous caudex. Leaves are silvery, 12-20 cm long, and wooly pubescent; scapes are 10-20 cm long; racemes are 3-7 cm long; tepals are dark purple and densely pubescent.  Astelia waialeale is native to the state of Hawaii (endemic to [i.e., found only on] the island of Kauai).  Astelia waialealae is native to Hawaii (endemic to Kauai). 


Species description or overview

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


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Astelia waialealae
Nomenclatural information about Astelia waialealae is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Astelia waialealae information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Astelia waialealae--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.

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

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


Federal endangered/threatened status

U.S. federal E/T status for Astelia waialealae
U.S. federal endangered/threatened status information is provided for Astelia waialealae on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) website.


Images

Astelia waialealae information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Astelia waialealae in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.


Distribution

Astelia waialealae information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Astelia waialealae in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Astelia waialealae information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Astelia waialealae--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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