Clermontia oblongifolia ssp. brevipes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Clermontia oblongifolia ssp. brevipes
Species Authority: (E.Wimm.) Lammers
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Oahu Clermontia

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D 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)
Clermontia oblongifolia ssp. brevipes is endemic to the island of Molokai, Hawaii. It is known from three subpopulations, totaling less than 30 individuals. Feral pigs and goats threaten the plant and its habitat, and rats and invertebrates may also be a threat.
1998 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from a location in the south-eastern part of Kamakou Preserve, on Molokai.
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: This subspecies is known from a single population of less than 30 individuals.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Wet forest. The species grows on forested slopes between 1,100 and 1,200 m altitude.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Feral pigs and goats are an immediate threat to the population, and rats and invertebrates may be predating the fruit and other plant parts.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The taxon is presently classified as endangered by the US Endangered Species Act.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 November 2003.

NatureServe. 2003. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 1.8. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. (Accessed: October 20, 2003).

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. Recovery Plan for the Molokai Plant Cluster. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. 143 pp.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2003. Rare plant database. Unpublished.

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

Wagner, W., Herbst, D. and Sohmer S. 1999. Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Special Publication 91: 1-1918.

Citation: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Clermontia oblongifolia ssp. brevipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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