Euphorbia haeleeleana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A small dioecious tree occurring on two Hawaiian islands.
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.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Euphorbia haeleeleana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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