|Scientific Name:||Melicope knudsenii (Hillebr.) T.G.Hartley & B.C.Stone|
Pelea knudsenii Hillebr.
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. and Lorence, D.H. 2005 onwards. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands website. Available at: http://botany.si.edu/pacificislandbiodiversity/hawaiianflora/index.htm.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered C2a, D ver 2.3|
|Assessor(s):||World Conservation Monitoring Centre|
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Known from Olokele Valley and Waimea on Kauai, and Auwahi and Kanaio, on Maui.|
Native:United States (Hawaiian Is.)
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||On Kauai a total of four isolated individuals are known. On Maui, at one time locally common, the species has been reduced to 20 or 30 plants in two subpopulations.|
|Major Threat(s):||The habitat has been steadily degraded by grazing and the invasion of introduced plants.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is listed in the annex of the US Endangered Species Act.|
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. 1995. Recovery plan for the Kaua'i plant cluster. Portland, Oregon: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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. Melicope knudsenii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33669A9801536.Downloaded on 20 November 2017.|