Melicope balloui 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Rutaceae

Scientific Name: Melicope balloui (Rock) T.G.Hartley & B.C.Stone
Common Name(s):
English Rock Pelea
Pelea balloui Rock
Taxonomic Source(s): Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. and Lorence, D.H. 2005 onwards. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands website. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2bc ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:North-west Haleakala, Maui.
Countries occurrence:
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.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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 1998: e.T33661A9801384. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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