Bobea timonioides 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rubiales Rubiaceae

Scientific Name: Bobea timonioides
Species Authority: (Hook.f.) Hillebr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C2a(i) 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 timonioides is endemic to the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kaua'i. It is known from more than 15 subpopulations, totaling 400–500 individuals. Threats to the species include fire, alien plants, ungulates, and an alien insect (the black twig borer). On the island of Hawaii it is additionally threatened by ranching and agriculture. Also on the island of Hawaii, many individuals have been destroyed over the past few decades by volcanic activity.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Bobea timonioides is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It has been collected from Puna and south Kona Districts on Hawaii and on the southern slopes of Haleakala on Maui. There are also collections elsewhere which may be assignable to the species. 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: Trees, up to 10 m tall, occurring in dry to occasionally moist forest up to an altitude of 580 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats include goats, deer, the black twig borer and invasive plant species.

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Bobea timonioides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T30904A9585373. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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