Cyanea truncata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Campanulales Campanulaceae

Scientific Name: Cyanea truncata
Species Authority: (Rock) Rock
Common Name(s):
English Punaluu Cyanea

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V.
Reviewer(s): Maunder, M. (Plant Conservation Committee) & Dickinson, T. (Red List Programme Office)
Previously found on the island of Oahu and Molokai, the last known plants of C. truncata died in the 1980s, but there remains a possibility that additional plants exist. Major threats to the species and its habitat are alien plants and feral pigs.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Originally this species has been recorded from a few scattered locations along the windward side of the Koolau Mountains, Oahu. C. truncata is now thought to be extinct in the wild.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Subtropical/Tropical moist lowland forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Past threats to C. truncata include pigs, possible rat predation, competition with alien plant species and habitat degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Federally and state-listed as an endangered species.

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Cyanea truncata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T44053A10853880. . Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
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