Cenchrus agrimonioides var. laysanensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Cyperales Gramineae

Scientific Name: Cenchrus agrimonioides var. laysanensis
Species Authority: F.Br.
Parent Species:
Taxonomic Source(s): Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. and Lorence, D.H. 2005. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands website. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct 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)
Cenchrus agrimonioides var. laysanensis was endemic to the Kure, Midway and Laysan Atolls, Hawaii. The last known individual was seen in the 1980s. The vegetation of Kure and Midway has been heavily altered by the construction of government installations. Laysan's vegetation was ravaged by rabbits during the early 1900s.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cenchrus agrimonioides var. laysanensis was endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Atoll dunes.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Cenchrus agrimonioides var. laysanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T44151A10864753. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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