CPC Plant Profile: `Aiea
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`Aiea (Nothocestrum peltatum)

Nothocestrum peltatum, Kauai. Photo Credit: National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 134548
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/25/1988

small tree

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  • 05/02/2017

Endemic to the island of Kauai. This species is currently known from 7 occurrences, with fewer than 30 plants. The moist forest habitat of this species continues to be invaded by a number of alien plant species. Portions of its habitat are being heavily impacted by feral goats. Pigs and deer also pose threats to the species.

  • 01/01/2010

major threats: alien plants and feral animals rarely set fruit stochastic extinction and/or reduced reproductive vigor black-tailed deer

  • 01/01/2010

10-15 individuals on Kauai 6 individuals in 2 populations 7 populations totaling 12 individuals (Kauai)

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Taxon Nothocestrum peltatum
Authority Skottsb.
Family Solanaceae
CPC Number 2965
ITIS 30631
Common Names Aiea | Oahu aiea
Associated Scientific Names Nothocestrum peltatum
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1

steep slopes in montane mesic forests

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