Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Solanales Solanaceae

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
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Endangered (E)

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.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

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

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 1998: e.T30947A9594854. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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