|Scientific Name:||Hibiscus fragilis|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1+ 2abce, D ver 2.3|
|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.
|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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|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.|
|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:||The species is easily propagated by cuttings and seeds. More than 200 plants currently stand in NPCS nursery.|
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: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 March 2014.|
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