Clermontia oblongifolia 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Campanulales Campanulaceae

Scientific Name: Clermontia oblongifolia
Species Authority: Gaud.
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1ce ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Clermontia oblongifolia is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Three subspecies are known, occurring on O'ahu (Clermontia oblongifolia ssp. oblongifolia), Moloka'i (Clermontia oblongifolia ssp. brevipes) and Maui (Clermontia oblongifolia ssp. mauiensis). On Moloka'i and Maui there are fewer than 30 individuals remaining and both of these subspecies are assessed as Critically Endangered (CR D). However, on O'ahu the species is relatively common.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or tree occurring in wet forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to the species include feral pigs, rodent and slug predation and loss of pollinators.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The subspecies Clermontia oblongifolia ssp. brevipes and Clermontia oblongifolia ssp. mauiensis currently are classified as endangered by the US Endangered Species Act.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Unknown  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

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. 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 Unpublished.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 1997. Recovery Plan for the Maui Plant Cluster. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon.

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: World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Clermontia oblongifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T44143A10863839. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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