Kokia kauaiensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Kokia kauaiensis
Species Authority: (Rock) O. Deg. & Duvel
Common Name(s):
English Kauai Koki'O

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: At one time this species was known only from a single tree in Koaloha Canyon. It is now the most numerous member of the genus. At present six subpopulations are known in Paaiki, Kuia, Mahanaloa, Kalalau, Pohakuao and Koaie Valleys in the west of Kauai. All of these are on state land.
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: Estimates of the total population size range from 105 to 145, the largest containing no more than 50 individuals.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Invasive plants and the activities of feral goats, deer and rats are the major threats to remaining populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is listed in the annex of the US Endangered Species Act.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Kokia kauaiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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