Melicope balloui


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Melicope balloui
Species Authority: (Rock) T.G. Hartley & B.C. Stone
Common Name(s):
English Rock Pelea

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c, C2b ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: North-west Haleakala, Maui.
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: Sites where the species was historically known to occur no longer appear to harbour subpopulations. Only a relatively recently discovered locality in the Kipahulu Valley in Haleakala National Park still holds a subpopulation, which is estimated to consist of fewer than 300 individuals.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small tree of montane wet forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Feral pigs, although presently controlled, require constant vigilance. The spread of introduced plants also presents a serious threat to the long-term survival of the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed in the annex of the US Endangered Species Act.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Melicope balloui. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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