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Graminae: Eragrostis mauiensis

Eragrostis mauiensis A.S.Hitchc.

Species

Eragrostis mauiensis A.S.Hitchc.

Original Distribution

US, Hawaii, Lana’i, and Maui

Habitat

Appears to colonize bare sites. Woodland and grassland habitats.Occasional to locally frequent in grassland and woodland at Mount Annan Botanic Garden.

Extinction Data

IUCN =Extinct Listed (Probably) 1989, Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996

Description

Low growing tufted perennial grass spreading to 1 m. Flowers: Summer. Wind pollinated. Fruit: Dry, one - seeded, indehiscent.

Number of Specimens at Kew

1

Seed Data

Seed dispersed locally on elongated inflorescences

Specimen Type (Y/N)

Y

Kew Herbcat Barcode Number

K000518035

Date Collected

1838

Other Information

Synonym = Poa leptostachya. Resprouts from the base after fire. C4 warm season metabolism

Information Sources

Wagner, W., Herbst, D. & Sohmer, S. (1990). Manual of the flowering plants of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press, Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu.Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK, Extinct Plant Species of the World IUCN Survey and preliminary report: April 1989, Extinct Plant Species of the World IUCN Survey and preliminary report: April 1989