Girish Mahajan

Astelia waialealae

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Asteliaceae
Scientific name  Astelia waialealae
Rank  Species
Order  Asparagales
Genus  Astelia
Higher classification  Astelia
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Similar  Astelia, Charpentiera densiflora, Cyanea lobata

Astelia waialealae is a rare species of plant in the Asteliaceae family that is endemic to the island of Kauaʻi of the state of Hawaii in United States. It inhabits montane bogs within the vicinity of the Alakaʻi Swamp on the island's central plateau. A. waialealae is threatened by habitat loss and habit disturbance by feral pigs; there are only about 26 plants remaining. It is a federally listed endangered species.

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Astelia waialealae Wikipedia


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