Cyanea horrida 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Campanulales Campanulaceae

Scientific Name: Cyanea horrida
Species Authority: (Rock) O.Deg. & Hosaka

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V.
Reviewer(s): Maunder, M. (Plant Conservation Committee) & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
Previously assessed as Vulnerable (VU D2) under the 1994 Categories and Criteria. With better information, this is now reassessed as Critically Endangered.

Cyanea horrida is endemic to the island of Maui, Hawaii. It is known from five subpopulations, totaling less than 20 individuals. Threats to the species include pigs, weeds, and possibly rats and invertebrates.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A palm-like tree known only from East Maui.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Riparian habitat. It is restricted to rainforest and the margins of subalpine forest between altitudes of 1,520 and 2,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats include pigs, weeds, and possibly rats and invertebrates.

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Cyanea horrida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T33582A9788344. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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