Cyanea dunbariae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cyanea dunbariae
Species Authority: Rock
Taxonomic Notes: The NatureServe NatureExplorer database (2003) lists this as Cyanea dunbarii.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D 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) & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
Cyanea dunbariae is endemic to the island of Molokai, Hawaii. The species had not been seen since 1918, then it was rediscovered in 1992. It is known from one population of approximately 30 individuals. Threats to its survival include invasive alien plants and feral pigs. Deer are also a potential threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cyanea dunbariae is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Occurs on the island of Molokai.
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A branched shrub. Moist and wet forests. Gulch slopes and gulch bottoms.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats include weeds, floods and invertebrates. Possibly also pigs, deer and rats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Federally and state listed as endangered.

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Cyanea dunbariae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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