Hibiscus clayi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Malvaceae

Scientific Name: Hibiscus clayi O.& I. Deg.
Common Name(s):
English Clay's Hibiscus

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
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is endemic to Kauai where it has been recorded from a number of location in the Nounou Mountains.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population:A group of four trees appears to be the only remaining population.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurring as a shrub or tree in dry forest up to 350 m.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The damage caused by cattle was realised in 1928 when the species was first brought into cultivation. That threat has been removed but the habitat continues to be steadily degraded by the spread of invasive plants, by feral pigs and potentially recreational activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A small number of individuals have been planted to augment the population in the wild. The species is listed under the US Endangered Species Act.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Hibiscus clayi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30931A9593655. . Downloaded on 27 May 2018.
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