Cyanea eleeleensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Campanulaceae

Scientific Name: Cyanea eleeleensis (H.St.John) Lammers
Delissea eleeleensis H.St.John
Taxonomic Source(s): Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. and Lorence, D.H. 2005 onwards. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands website. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-20
Assessor(s): Bruegmann, M., Caraway, V.L. & Clark, M.
Reviewer(s): Walsh, S.
Contributor(s): Nyberg, B. & Wood, K.
Cyanea eleeleensis is assessed as Extinct. It was endemic to the island of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands. Only one population was known, totalling 10 individuals. Threats included pigs, weeds, landslides, invertebrates and possibly rats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Cyanea eleeleensis was endemic to the island of Kauaʻi but is now extinct. It occurred in lowland wet forests on the northeast part of the island in Wainiha Valley.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:0
Number of Locations:0
Lower elevation limit (metres):213
Upper elevation limit (metres):213
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Population [top]

Population:Cyanea eleeleensis is extinct (the type collection was made in 1977; Lammers 1992).
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:0
No. of subpopulations:0

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The taxon was a shrub occurring in wet forests.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats included pigs, weeds, landslides, invertebrates and possibly rats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Cyanea eleeleensis is currently listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as Endangered but it is now extinct.

Citation: Bruegmann, M., Caraway, V.L. & Clark, M. 2016. Cyanea eleeleensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T44096A83790877. . Downloaded on 17 July 2018.
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