G1S1.2 This species has been recorded from the islands of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii. It is currently known only from Maui. Only about plants remain. Most of the remaining plants are in the suburbs of a major urban center on Maui. Portions of this population have been recently destroyed by development. Competition with alien plants also poses a threat.
Small population size.
(USFWS 1997, 2001)
Waiehu Pt.-1 population, less than 300 plants.
Kaupo- 1 population, 20 plants.
Mokeehia Islet, 15 plants.
Mokuhooniki Islet, 4-5 plants.
(USFWS 1997) and (Wagner et al. 1999)
Propagation by seed (USFWS 1997).
Mokeehia and Mokuhooniki Islets are State bird sanctuaries; thus, the populations on those islets are protected.
Presently cultivated at numerous sites in Hawai`i.
Protection of existing wild populations from land development.
Exclosures to protect from feral and wild ungulates.
Seed banking and germplasm preservation.
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