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Hibiscadelphus hualalaiensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES MALVACEAE

Scientific Name: Hibiscadelphus hualalaiensis
Species Authority: Rock

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Originally known from three subpopulations in Puuwaawaa on Hawaii. The genus is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and is known from species which are Extinct or Critically Endangered.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: The last known wild tree died in 1992.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species' natural habitat is dry to moist forest on lava fields between 915 and 1,020 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The only remaining patches are heavily threatened by fire, grazers, invasive plants and ranching activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A small number of cultivated trees have been reintroduced into two fenced sanctuaries. The species is classified as endangered on the US Endangered Species Act.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Hibiscadelphus hualalaiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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