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Abutilon sandwicense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MALVALES MALVACEAE

Scientific Name: Abutilon sandwicense
Species Authority: (O.Deg.) Christoph.
Common Name(s):
English Greenflower Indian Mallow

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ac(i,ii,iii) 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. sandwicense is restricted to less than 100 km², and experiences extreme fluctuation in numbers and has a severely fragmented distribution.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found in a restricted range of dry slopes of Waianae Mts., Oahu, A. sandwicense is known from 12 subpopulations, totaling 200–300 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 up to 6 m. tall, found on steep slopes in dry forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats include grazing from goats and cattle, habitat degradation by feral pigs, competition from aggressive alien plant species, invertebrate predation, and fire. Population fluctuations are also a current threat to this species as well as the potential threat of landslides.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Abutilon sandwicense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 November 2014.
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