Nothocestrum peltatum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nothocestrum peltatum
Species Authority: Skottsberg

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a, 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: Endemic to Kauai, where it is known from seven subpopulations located at Kalalau Lookout, Awaawapuhi and Makaha Valleys, Nualolo, Kawaiula and Waimea Canyon. The genus consists of four species all endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: The number of individuals has declined to about 23 in total.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A species of montane rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Impact of invasive plants, feral goats, pigs, deer and jungle fowl.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Nothocestrum peltatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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