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Kauai Violet (Viola kauaensis var. wahiawaensis)

  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Violaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 140736
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Kauai Violet (Viola kauaensis var. wahiawaensis) located in the wild?

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Kauai Violet can be found in Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve Kauai Violet (Viola kauaensis var. wahiawaensis)?

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Conservation Actions

  • 01/01/2010

weeds pigs motorcycles competition with alien plants such as Juncus planifolius and Pterolepis glomerata risk of extinction from naturally occurring and/or reduced reporductive vigor due to the small number of existing populations and individuals

  • 01/01/2010

individuals in 1 population, Kauai, Wahiawa bog 2200' fewer than 100 individuals are known to remain in Kanaele Swamp. Another eight plants are on a nearby ridge.

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Taxon Viola kauaensis var. wahiawaensis
Authority C.N. Forbes
Family Violaceae
CPC Number 4399
ITIS 530831
Duration Perennial
Common Names pohe hiwa | Nani wai`ale`ale
Associated Scientific Names Viola kauaiensis var. wahiawaensis | Viola kauaensis var. wahiawaensis
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1
Ecological Relationships


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