Euphorbia sparsiflora 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Euphorbiaceae

Scientific Name: Euphorbia sparsiflora A.Heller
Chamaesyce sparsiflora (A.Heller) Koutnik
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: Vulnerable D2 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 sparsiflora is endemic to the island of Kaua'i, Hawaii. It is known from two subpopulations, totaling over 4,000 individuals. The total population is restricted to one, low elevation, bog area. Threats to the bogs and the native plants it contains include feral pigs and alien plants. Also, Hawaiian bog vegetation is easily damaged through trampling by tourists.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Chamaesyce sparsiflora is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It occurs on Kaua'i.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Subshrub occurring in open bogs in wet forest.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats include pigs and invasive plant species.

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Euphorbia sparsiflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T44134A10862946. . Downloaded on 22 January 2018.
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