Endemic to northwestern Kauai along a section of coastline 11 km long. Fewer than 1,000 plants have been noted in recent years, although more plants may exist in under-explored areas within the species' habitat. The major threats to this species are feral goats and alien plants. Fire is a potential threat.
feral goats rats alien plant species landslides fires
ca 4 individuals total scattered in 2 populations < 100 plants in 3 current populations, last updated in 1987 5 populations totaling ca. 100 individuals on Kauai
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