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Hawaiian Native Plant Genera - Malvaceae (family)

Abutilon (Genus)

End
3
    
Ind
1
    
Anc
2-3
    
Source
Amer (1), Obscure (1-2)
    
Mode
DF
End  -  Number of species in genus that are endemic (found in Hawaii and nowhere else).  See class handout for current flora statisics.
Ind -  Number of species in genus that are indigenous (native to Hawaii but not endemic).
Anc -  Number of original introductions (ancestors) believed to account for total diversity of the genus in Hawaii.
Source -  Source area of ancestor(s).

Recent research indicates that adjustments to earlier estimates of the importance of some source areas are warranted and that a few Hawaiian groups may have their closest relatives in Africa.

Austral 
Amer 
Boreal 
Indo-Pac 
Obscure 
Pantropic 
Mode -  Means of dispersal of ancestor(s) from source area to Hawaii.   A = Drifting in air
DF = Drifting in water, frequent
DR = Drifting in water, rare

BB = Externally on birds by barbs or other mechanical attachment
BI = Internally in birds
BV = Externally on birds by viscous attachment
BM = In mud on birds feet

Each "thumbnail" image below is linked to a larger photograph.

Photos of species Genus and species name, common name, other information about photos, status of species.
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Abutilon eremitopetalum, flowering maple, Waimea Arboretum, O'ahu, endemic.

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