Endemic to West Maui and Lanai. This species has not been seen on West Maui since 1944. On Lanai, the species has been recorded from a handful of locations along the windward side of the island. Currently, only 2 populations are known to be extant, with a total of fewer than 20 plants. The species is threatened by deer, mouflon sheep, and alien plant species.
browsing by deer and sheep invading by exotic plants fire
ca 50-100 individuals in 1 population on Lanai possibly extinct on W. Maui (1 adult) 8 individuals (Lanai) a single population of ca. 35 plants on Aualua Ridge, HI
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