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Euphorbia haeleeleana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA EUPHORBIALES EUPHORBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Euphorbia haeleeleana
Species Authority: Herbst

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
History:
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A small dioecious tree occurring on two Hawaiian islands.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: At present 15 populations, containing between 450 and 625 individuals, are recorded from the Waianae Mountains on Oahu and on the north-west coast of Kauai. All but one of the localities are on state-owned land.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland forest, both moist and dry.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is steadily being degraded by feral goats, pigs and also deer and the spread of introduced plants is causing a decline in native flora.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is listed as endangered on the US Endangered Species Act.

Bibliography [top]

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1996. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; determination of endangered and threatened status for fourteen plant taxa from the Hawaiin Islands. U.S. Federal Register 61(198): 53108-53124.

Wagner, W., Herbst, D. and Sohmer, S. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press, Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu.


Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Euphorbia haeleeleana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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