Endemic to the western side of the island of Kauai. This species is very scattered in the moist forests. It is thought that there are no more than 200 or 300 plants remaining. The species and its moist forest habitat are endangered by the invasion of alien plant species, and by introduced pigs, deer, and goats.
restricted range fire competition from alien plants is the most serious threat feral pigs off-road vehicle use road maintenance seasonal dieback that could be a potential threat wide spacing of individual plants may pose a threat to the reproduc
6-7 populations ca. 40 extant individuals
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