CPC Plant Profile: Kuawawaenohu
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Kuawawaenohu (Alsinidendron lychnoides)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 157372
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/28/2021

weakly climbing or sprawling subshrub

Participating Institutions
  • 01/01/2010

trampled by bird watchers competition from aggressive alien plant species, habitat degradation by feral pigs risk of extinction from naturally occurring events (such as landslides or hurricanes) and/or reduced reproductive vigor due to the small

  • 01/01/2010

4-5 individuals in 1 population, unknown number in second population < 10 individuals (Kauai) the four known populations contain a total of between 50 and 100 plants

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Taxon Alsinidendron lychnoides
Authority (Hillebr.) Sherff
Family Caryophyllaceae
CPC Number 7629
ITIS 181917
Common Names Kuawawaenohu
Associated Scientific Names Alsinidendron lychnoides | Schiedea lychnoides
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1

typically grows in montane wet forest

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