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Alsinidendron lychnoides 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae

Scientific Name: Alsinidendron lychnoides
Species Authority: (Hillebr.) Sherff

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D 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:
Found on the island of Kauai. Four subpopulations are known with a total number of 50 to 100 plants. It has been estimated that there are fewer than 50 mature individuals. Alsinidendron lychnoides is threatened by human disturbance, alien plants and habitat degradation by feral pigs.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to the island of Kauai. Four subpopulations are known with a total number of 50 to 100 plants. It has been estimated that there are fewer than 50 mature individuals.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A weakly climbing or sprawling subshrub of wet forests on ridges and on plateau lands.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to Alsinidendron lychnoides are competition from the aggressive alien plant species Rubus argutus (prickly Florida blackberry), habitat degradation by feral pigs, and trampling by humans. This plant is also threatened by potential landslides or hurricanes.

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Alsinidendron lychnoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T44073A10847805. . Downloaded on 26 June 2017.
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