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Spreading Schiedea (Schiedea diffusa ssp. macraei)

  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 883924
  • Lifeform: Vine, Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

At maybe one individual representing this species in the wild, this endemic member of the carnation family is critically imperiled. It produces a cleistogamous, or completely closed, flower that opens only slightly to release its pollen to its stigmas. Last seen in 2012, its one representative was found in the woodland areas of the Kohala Mountains on the island of Hawai'i.

Where is Spreading Schiedea (Schiedea diffusa ssp. macraei) located in the wild?

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Spreading Schiedea can be found in Hawaii

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Taxon Schiedea diffusa ssp. macraei
Authority (Sherff) W.L. Wagner & Weller
Family Caryophyllaceae
CPC Number 44896
ITIS 823661
Duration Perennial
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Schiedea diffusa var. macraei | Schiedea diffusa ssp. macraei | Schiedea diffusa
State Rank
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Hawaii SNR
Ecological Relationships


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