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Cyperus trachysanthos
(Cyperaceae)

pu'uka'a

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Cyperus trachysanthos is native to Hawaii.  Cyperus trachysanthos is native to Hawaii (endemic to Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, and Lanai). 


Species description or overview

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

USFWS species report on Cyperus trachysanthos
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.

Cyperus trachysanthos information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Cyperus trachysanthos--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Cyperus trachysanthos
Nomenclatural information about Cyperus trachysanthos is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Cyperus trachysanthos information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cyperus trachysanthos--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.

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

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


Federal endangered/threatened status

USFWS species report on Cyperus trachysanthos
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.

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


Cultivation & propagation

Cyperus trachysanthos information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Cyperus trachysanthos--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.


Images

Images of Cyperus trachysanthos (Cyperaceae) (puukaa)
Links to high-resolution free images of Cyperus trachysanthos (Cyperaceae) (puukaa) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Cyperus trachysanthos information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cyperus trachysanthos in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Cyperus trachysanthos images from Native Plants Hawaii
Images of Cyperus trachysanthos are provided on the Native Plants Hawaii website.


Distribution

Cyperus trachysanthos information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cyperus trachysanthos in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Cyperus trachysanthos information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Cyperus trachysanthos--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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