Melicope mucronulata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Melicope mucronulata
Species Authority: (St. John) T.G. Hartley & B.C. Stone

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c, C2b, D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): World Conservation Monitoring Centre
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from the southern slope of Haleakala on East Maui, and from Kupaia Gulch on Molokai.
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: On East Maui, the species is kKnown from three collections taken in 1920. On Molokai, it is known from a single collection taken in 1985. The Maui population is likely to be extinct. The population on Molokai consists of just three individuals.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small tree of dryland forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Goats are evidently browsing the trees and there is an immediate threat of invasion by molasses grass.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed in the annex of the US Endangered Species Act.

Citation: World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Melicope mucronulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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