Hibiscadelphus distans


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hibiscadelphus distans
Species Authority: Bishop & Herbst
Common Name(s):
English Hau Kuahiwi

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurring as a shrub or small tree, the species is known from a single population on the bluff above Koaie Stream in Waimea Canyon on Kauai. The genus is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and is known from species which are either Extinct or Critically Endangered.
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: Fewer than 20 individuals.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Dry forest patch.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on the US Endangered Species Act.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Hibiscadelphus distans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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