CPC Plant Profile: Spreading Schiedea
Search / Plant Profile / Schiedea spergulina var. leiopoda
Plant Profile

Spreading Schiedea (Schiedea spergulina var. leiopoda)

Schiedea spergulina, Kauai. Photo Credit: National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 159766
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/09/1992

Participating Institutions
Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Endemic to southern Kauai. There is only one currently known occurrence consisting of fewer than 100 plants. This occurrence is threatened by the invasion of alien plant species.

  • 01/01/2010

weeds landslides competition with alien plant species rock slides stochastic extinction and/or reduced reproductive vigor, feral goats

  • 01/01/2010

< 100 individuals in 1 site, Kauai 1 population of ca. 50-100 individuals (Kauai)

Be the first to post an update!

Taxon Schiedea spergulina var. leiopoda
Authority Sherff
Family Caryophyllaceae
CPC Number 8478
ITIS 530259
Common Names Spreading Schiedea | canyon schiedea
Associated Scientific Names Schiedea spergulina var. leiopoda | Schiedea spergulina | Schiedea spergulina var. major
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1

usually found on bare rock outcrops or sparsely vegetated portions of rocky cliff faces or cliff bases in diverse lowland mesic forests at elevations between 590 and 3,000 ft.

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID

Donate to CPC to Save this Species

Fall fundraising drive has begun! We're looking for 2,500 people to protect our planet. With you by our side, we will build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Come help and become a CPC donor today.

Donate Today