Bobea sandwicensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.
1998 Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Vulnerable
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

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.
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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