CPC Plant Profile: `Akoko
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`Akoko (Euphorbia skottsbergii var. skottsbergii)

Description
  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 158140
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/10/1987

SEE CHAMAESYCE SKOTTSBERGII VAR. KALAELOANA PROFILE FOR INFORMATION.

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Updates
David Orr
  • 01/01/2010

On O`ahu-Urbanization, weed competition, fire On Moloka`i- Deer and cattle grazing and trampling, off-road vehicles, fire and weed competition.

David Orr
  • 01/01/2010

Moloka`i and O`ahu, 3 populations of approximately 1000 individuals (USFWS 2001).

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Nomenclature
Taxon Euphorbia skottsbergii var. skottsbergii
Authority Sherff
Family Euphorbiaceae
CPC Number 6160
ITIS 845656
USDA
Common Names akoko | 'akoko | 'ekoko | koko | Koko Malei | kokomalei
Associated Scientific Names Chamaesyce skottsbergii var. skottsbergii | Euphorbia skottsbergii | Euphorbia skottsbergii var. skottsbergii
Distribution Southwestern O`ahu and northwestern Moloka`i (Wagner et al. 1999).
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S2
Habitat

Coastal areas and dry shrubland. Apparently restricted to calcareous substrates, 5 to 200 meters elevation (Wagner et al. 1999).

Ecological Relationships

Reproductive cycles, longevity, specific environmental requirements, and limiting factors are unknown.

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

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