Bobea sandwicensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rubiales Rubiaceae

Scientific Name: Bobea sandwicensis
Species Authority: (A. Gray) Hillebr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V.
Reviewer(s): Maunder, M. (Plant Conservation Committee) & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
Bobea sandwicensis is endemic to the islands of Oahu, Molokai, Lana'i and Maui, Hawaii. Total range area is less than 20,000 km2. Habitat and area of occupancy are declining due to the effects of feral pigs, invasive plant species and fire.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Bobea sandwicensis is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It occurs on Oahu, Molokai, Lana'i and Maui. The genus Bobea consists of four species endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in dry to moist forest and on open, sparsely vegetated lava flows up to 1,220 m altitude.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats include pigs, fire and invasive plant species.

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Bobea sandwicensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T30780A9572142. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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