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Lipochaeta fauriei

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Nehe or Olokele Canyon neheAsteraceae (Sunflower family)Endemic to the Hawaiian Islands (Kauai only)IUCN: Critically EndangeredKauai (Cultivated)Flowerwww.flickr.com/photos/dweickhoff/5491217146/in/datetaken-...EtymologyThe Greek generic name Melanthera means black-stamened-one.The specific epithet fauriei is named for Jean Urbain Faurie (1847-1915), a French priest and botanist, who sent many botanical specimens from the Hawaiian Islands and elsewhere to major herbaria in Europe and America.(Photo is a bit overexposed, but shows a stem feature of this extremely rare plant.)

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