Chrysodracon hawaiiensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Liliales Dracaenaceae

Scientific Name: Chrysodracon hawaiiensis (O.Deg. & I.Deg.) P.-L.Lu & Morden
Dracaena konaensis (H.St.John) Jankalski
Pleomele hawaiiensis O.& I. Deg.
Taxonomic Source(s): Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. and Lorence, D.H. 2005 onwards. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands website. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Was previously assessed under the genus Pleomele, but is now treated under Chrysodracon following (Lu and Morden 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C2a(i) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 1998-01-03
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It is currently recorded from six to eight subpopulations in Puuwaawaa, the Kaloko/Kaloao area, the Kapua/Kahuku area and on Holei Pali.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population:Population estimates lie between 300 and 400 individuals.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A species of lowland dry forest on lava fields.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is threatened with conversion for residential or recreational use. Grazers, invasive plants and fire are also problems.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is classified as endangered on the US Federal Register.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata version of the 1998 assessment includes a record of the system this species occurs in (terrestrial).

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 2016. Chrysodracon hawaiiensis (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T33586A114200045. . Downloaded on 27 May 2018.
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