Cenchrus agrimonioides var. laysanensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cenchrus agrimonioides var. laysanensis
Species Authority: F. Br.
Parent Species:

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.
Regionally extinct:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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