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Abutilon menziesii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES MALVACEAE

Scientific Name: Abutilon menziesii
Species Authority: Seem.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V.
Reviewer(s): Maunder, M. (Plant Conservation Committee) & Dickinson, T. (Red List Programme Office)
Justification:
A. menziesii occurs in a highly degraded habitat and a decline of 80% is expected for this species over the next 10 years. Development and agricultural threats will continue for this low elevation species if no protection put in place.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A. menziessi is known from 10 subpopulations on the islands of Hawaii, Molokai, Lanai and Oahu, with a total population size of 450-500 individuals.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A perennial shrub of dry shrublands, including ones that are now dominated by alien plant species. Gulches, plateau lands, and old lava flows.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to A. menziessi include grazing from goats, deer and cattle, competition with alien plant species, invertebrate predation, and possibly fire. A. menziesii is also available in the landscape trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Abutilon menziesii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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