Cyrtandra waiolani


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cyrtandra waiolani
Species Authority: Wawra
Common Name(s):
English Fuzzyflower Cyrtandra

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V.
Reviewer(s): Maunder, M. (Plant Conservation Committee) & Dickinson, T. (Red List Programme Office)
Known only from the Koolau Mountains on the island of Oahu and was last documented in 1943. If new subpopulations of C. waiolani were discover in this area, it would be under threat from feral pigs and invasive alien plants.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known only from the Koolau Mountains on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. This species was last documented in 1943.
Regionally extinct:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A perennial A shrub 1-2 m tall, found in wet forests in gulches. Leaves are covered with shaggy hairs. Flowers are white, and borne 1-2 per inflorescence.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Feral pigs and invasive alien species.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 November 2003.

NatureServe. 2003. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 1.8. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. (Accessed: October 16, 2003).

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2003. Rare plant database. Unpublished.

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: Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Cyrtandra waiolani. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 26 March 2015.
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