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Tetramolopium filiforme var. polyphyllum

Image of ridgetop tetramolopium

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Ridgetop tetramolopiumAsteraceaeEndemic to the Hawaiian Islands (Oahu only)NatureServe: Critically ImperiledOahu (Cultivated)EtymologyTetramolopium is derived from the Greek tetra, four, and molopium, stripes, referring to the nerves on the achene (fruit, seed).The specific epithet filiforme, means thread or filament-like, refer to the narrow un-branching leaves. The variety polyphyllum refer to the many, (poly-), branching leaves (-phyllus).NPH00004nativeplants.hawaii.edu/plant/edit/Tetramolopium_filiform...

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