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Melanthera fauriei

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Melanthera fauriei (formerly Lipochaeta fauriei),[1] known by the common name Olokele Canyon nehe, is a rare species of flowering plant in the aster family.

Distribution

The plant is endemic to Hawaiʻi, where it is known only from the island of Kauaʻi.[2]

It grows in several types of forest on Kauaʻi, and can be found in dry, moist, and wet habitat.[1]

Description

Melanthera fauriei is sprawling perennial herb.

It produces daisylike yellow flower heads.[2]

Conservation

Melanthera fauriei is federally listed as an endangered species of the United States. There are only ten populations remaining, with a total global population of no more than 240 plants.[1]

The main threat to the species is the loss and degradation of its habitat caused by deer, goats, rats, wild boars, fires, landslides, and invasive plant species.[1]

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Pubescent thin stem with flower
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Plant form and foliage texture

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Melanthera fauriei: Brief Summary

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Melanthera fauriei (formerly Lipochaeta fauriei), known by the common name Olokele Canyon nehe, is a rare species of flowering plant in the aster family.

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