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Urera kaalae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA URTICALES URTICACEAE

Scientific Name: Urera kaalae
Species Authority: Wawra

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found in the central to southern parts of the Waianae Mountains in Oahu.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: The nine remaining subpopulations occur on privately owned land or federal and state land and comprise approximately 40 individuals.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A fast-growing shrub or tree, typically growing on slopes and gulches in moist lowland forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Damage and habitat degradation caused by feral pigs and introduced plants are the greatest threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is listed under the US Endangered Species Act.
Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Urera kaalae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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