Melicope knudsenii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Rutaceae

Scientific Name: Melicope knudsenii (Hillebr.) T.G.Hartley & B.C.Stone
Common Name(s):
English Knudsen's Melicope
Pelea knudsenii Hillebr.
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: Critically Endangered C2a, D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from Olokele Valley and Waimea on Kauai, and Auwahi and Kanaio, on Maui.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population:On Kauai a total of four isolated individuals are known. On Maui, at one time locally common, the species has been reduced to 20 or 30 plants in two subpopulations.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat has been steadily degraded by grazing and the invasion of introduced plants.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Melicope knudsenii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33669A9801536. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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