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Membranaceous Schiedea (Schiedea membranacea)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 152783
  • Lifeform: Subshrub, Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Membranaceous Schiedea (Schiedea membranacea) located in the wild?


typically found on cliffs and cliff bases in a wide variety of mesic to wet habitats between 1,700 and 3,800 ft. elevation



States & Provinces:

Membranaceous Schiedea can be found in Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve Membranaceous Schiedea (Schiedea membranacea)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

  • 01/01/2010

exotics goats rats spider mites habitat degradation by feral ungulates (mule deer, goats, and pigs) competition with alien plants species landslides

  • 01/01/2010

ca 50-100 individuals total in 2-3 populations on Kauai individuals in 3 current populations known from six current populations with 200 to 250 individuals

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Taxon Schiedea membranacea
Authority H. St. John
Family Caryophyllaceae
CPC Number 3855
ITIS 20217
Duration Perennial
Common Names Membranaceous Schiedea | papery schiedea
Associated Scientific Names Schiedea membranacea
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1
Ecological Relationships


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