Hibiscus fragilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Malvaceae

Scientific Name: Hibiscus fragilis DC.
Common Name(s):
French Augerine, Mandrinette

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+ 2abce, D ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bachraz, V. (TPTNC) & Strahm, W.
Reviewer(s): Bachraz, V. & Florens, D. (Indian Ocean Island Plant Red List Authority)
Known in the wild from only ten plants in the Corps de Garde Mountain of Mauritius and 26 new plants very recently discovered on the top of Le Morne Brabant mountain.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known in the wild from ten plants in the Corps de Garde Mountain of Mauritius and 26 new plants very recently discovered on the top of Le Morne Brabant mountain.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been recorded in exposed dryish positions in mountainous areas. It is an ornamental tender, evergreen shrub with pink to carmine red flowers and luxuriant deep green glossy foliage. Regeneration is poor.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is very heavily invasion by exotics in the natural habitat of this species (threatened by exotic competitors and hybridization).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is easily propagated by cuttings and seeds. More than 200 plants currently stand in NPCS nursery.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.5. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Dry

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
8. Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases -> 8.1. Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases -> 8.1.1. Unspecified species
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.3. Indirect species effects -> 2.3.1. Hybridisation
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.3. Indirect species effects -> 2.3.2. Competition

Bibliography [top]

Bosser, J., Cadet, Th., Julien, H.R. and Marais, W. 1987. Flore des Mascareignes, 151 Malvacees to 12 Oxalidacees. Sugar Industry Research Institute(Mauritius). ORSTOM(Paris) and RBG, Kew.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Bachraz, V. (TPTNC) & Strahm, W. 2000. Hibiscus fragilis. In: . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39431A10237940. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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