Clermontia peleana ssp. peleana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Clermontia peleana ssp. peleana
Parent Species:

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) & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
Clermontia peleana ssp. peleana was endemic to the island of Hawaii. There is only one individual remaining in cultivation. The last known wild individual died in 2000.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Clermontia peleana ssp. peleana historically occurred on the island of Hawaii. The wild population is now extinct and there is only one known individual left in cultivation.
Regionally extinct:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Wet forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Past threats to the subspecies include pigs, rats, trees falling down with epiphytic plants in them, humans and, potentially, invertebrates.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Federally and state listed as endangered.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 November 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 Unpublished.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. Clermontia peleana ssp. peleana. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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