Euphorbia halemanui 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia halemanui Sherff
Chamaesyce halemanui (Sherff) Croizat & O.Deg.
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: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) 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)
Chamaesyce halemanui is endemic to the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii. It is known from four subpopulations, totaling 90–150 individuals. The population occurs within an area less than 100 km². The major threats to the species are competition with alien plants and habitat degradation by pigs, goats and deer.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Chamaesyce halemanui is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Occurs on Kaua'i.
Countries occurrence:
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 climbing shrub occurring in moist forests on gulch slopes.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats include pigs, deer, fire, invasive plant species and impacts from human activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Federally and state listed as endangered.

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Euphorbia halemanui. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T44132A10862794. . Downloaded on 19 January 2018.
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