Mezoneuron kavaiense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Mezoneuron kavaiense (H.Mann) Hillebr.
Caesalpinia kavaiensis (H.Mann) Hillebr.
Mezoneuron kauaiense (H.Mann) Hillebr. [orth. error]
Mezoneuron kavaiensis H.Mann Hillebr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bruegmann, M. & Caraway, V.L.
Reviewer(s): Maunder, M. & Pollock, C.M.
Mezoneuron kavaiense is endemic to the islands of Hawai`i and O`ahu. Eight subpopulations are known, totaling 60 individuals, however, many of these are senescent and probably are non-reproductive. Threats include pigs, cattle, deer, goats, introduced plants, rats, fire, volcanic eruptions, sheep, black twig borer and collection by humans.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Restricted to populations found in the Waianae Mts. on O`ahu, Hualalai on Hawai`i and on Lana`i. Subpopulations on Maui and Kaua`i are now apparently extinct.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population:Currently fewer than 50 reproductive individuals are known.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Dry and moist forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Various factors have contributed to the decline, from overexploitation and habitat clearance to damage caused by feral animals and invasive plants.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is listed by the US Endangered Species Act.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: This assessment was originally published under the name Casalpinia kaviensis but it is now treated under Mezoneuron and the species epithet is updated to kaviense. The coded threats have also has also been updated to match the information under the Rationale.

Citation: Bruegmann, M. & Caraway, V.L. 2017. Mezoneuron kavaiense (amended version of 2003 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T33606A120745329. . Downloaded on 19 July 2018.
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