The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
The conservation of Pritchardia munroi is fully sponsored.
David Orr contributed to this Plant Profile.
Pritchardia munroi is a member of the palm family (Araecaceae). It is a tree up to 4 to 5 meters tall with drooping leaves that are deeply divided into segments. It was discovered in 1920 by Joseph F. Rock on the island of Moloka`i in Hawai`i and named it after James Munro, manager of Moloka`i Ranch.
The two remaining individuals on Moloka`i grow near the base of a small ravine in East Moloka`i above Kamalo and Kapuaoko`olau.
Distribution & Occurrence
Grows near the base of a small ravine in remnant dry to mesic forest (USFWS 1996).
|Moloka`i- 1 population, 2 individuals (USFWS 1996, 2001).|
Conservation, Ecology & Research
(USFWS 1996, 2001)
Enlarge exclosure to protect against ungulates.
Establishment of more ex situ sites.
Garnett, W. 1990. Plants in the National Collection of the Center for Plant Conservation growing at Waimea Arboretum Botanical Garden. Notes from Waimea Arboretum & Botanical Garden. 17, 2: 4-16.
Gerum, S. 1989. Pritchardia munroii: Survey of Survival in Cultivation. Notes from Waimea Arboretum & Botanical Garden. 16: 4-5.
Gerum, S. 1994. The palm Pritchardia munroi: attempts to save a species from extinction. Botanic Gardens Conservation News. 2, 3: 28-29.
Kartesz, J.T. 1993. Species distribution data for vascular plants of 70 geographical areas, from unpublished data files at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
Kartesz, J.T. 1996. Species distribution data at state and province level for vascular plant taxa of the United States, Canada, and Greenland (accepted records), from unpublished data files at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.
USFWS. 1991. Proposed Endangered or Threatened Status for 16 Plants from the Island of Molokai, HI. Federal Register. 56, 183
USFWS. 1992. Determination of Endangered or Threatened Status for 16 Plants from the Island of Molokai, HI. Federal Register. 57, 196: 46325-46344.
USFWS. 2002. Revised Determinations of Prudency and Proposed Designations of Critical Habitat for Plant Species From the Island of Molokai, Hawaii. Federal Register. 67, 66: 16492-16579.