Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
  High-Bandwidth Version
Search Evolution  
 
Click to return to the Evolution Home Page
darwin change extinction survival sex humans religion
Darwin    
   
Origin of Species

Introduction | Storm | Pollenpeepers' New Homes | Windsor Island | Warwick Archipelago | Gallery

Adaptive Radiation Gallery

Tenrecs | Lemurs | Finches | Silverswords | Fruit Flies

Hawaiian Silverswords

About 30 species in this diverse group of plants have diverged from a single common ancestor, which probably arrived on the Hawaiian Islands about 8 million years ago.

Greensword

Common name: Greensword
Scientific name: Argyroxiphium grayanum

Na`ena`e

Common name: Na`ena`e
Scientific name: Dubautia waialealae

Haleakala silversword

Common name: Haleakala silversword
Scientific name: Argyroxiphium sandwicense

Na`ena`e

Common name: Na`ena`e
Scientific name: Dubautia microcephala

Na`ena`e

Common name: Na`ena`e
Scientific name: Dubautia latifolia

Na`ena`e

Common name: Na`ena`e
Scientific name: Dubautia scabra

Na`ena`e

Common name: Na`ena`e
Scientific name: Dubautia reticulata

Dwarf iliau

Common name: Dwarf iliau
Scientific name: Wilkesia hobdyi

-> See the Hawaiian fruit flies

Introduction | Storm | Pollenpeepers' New Homes | Windsor Island | Warwick Archipelago | Gallery

  related web activities  
   
Darwin's Diary
Delve into Darwin's secret inner world.
 
 
Coral Reef Connections
Dive in and learn why this beautiful world is so fragile.
 
 
All in the Family
Test your skills at judging who's who on the tree of life.
 
   
Sex and the Single Guppy
Learn how exhibitionism has an evolutionary payoff.
 
 
related topics  
 
Adaptation and Natural Selection  
 
Evolution of Diversity  
 
Deep Time/History of Life  
 
 
       
         
Videos Web Activities Site Guide About the Project FAQ Glossary Site Map Feedback Help Shop