CPC Plant Profile: Alexander's Campion
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Alexander's Campion (Silene alexandri)

Silene alexandri, Molokai. Photo Credit: National Tropical Botanical Garden
Description
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 147948
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 03/05/1993

erect perennial plant

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Updates
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

This species is endemic to the island of Molokai. It has been recorded from only 3 locations, all within a 4 km stretch. Only 2 of these populations are known to be extant, with a total of fewer than 50 plants. The species is threatened by feral goats and pigs, alien plants, and the possibility of fire.

  • 01/01/2010

feral goats fire small remaining numbers cattle

  • 01/01/2010

< 10 individuals in 1 population on Molokai 2 known populations comprising approximately 35 individuals

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Nomenclature
Taxon Silene alexandri
Authority Hillebr.
Family Caryophyllaceae
CPC Number 3988
ITIS 20145
USDA SIAL4
Common Names Alexander Campion | Kamalo Gulch catchfly
Associated Scientific Names Silene alexandri
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1
Habitat

found on a cattle trail in remnant dry forest and shrubland

Ecological Relationships

Pollinators
Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Reintroduction
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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