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Pritchardia viscosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARECALES PALMAE

Scientific Name: Pritchardia viscosa
Species Authority: Rock

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1acde+2cde, B1+2abcde, D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gemmill, C.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to the windward side of Kauai Island. Only two wild trees were known until recently, when two more were discovered; one of which has been harvested.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A palm tree of open wet forest between 500 and 700 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Hurricane Iniki caused a decline in the population. The current threat is seed predation by rats, pigs and humans.

Citation: Gemmill, C. 1998. Pritchardia viscosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 November 2014.
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