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Lo`ulu (Pritchardia kaalae)

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  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 147733
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Lo`ulu (Pritchardia kaalae) located in the wild?

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Lo`ulu can be found in Hawaii

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Conservation Actions

  • 01/01/2010

habitat degradation by feral pigs and goats, fruit predation by rats, potential impacts from military activities, competition with alien plants, potential fire, and risk of extinction from naturally-occurring events and/or reduced reproductive vigor due t

  • 01/01/2010

Currently 5 populations are known from Manuwai Gulch 9 several individuals), East Makaleha (51 individuals), Kaumokunui Gulch (about 10 individuals), Waianae Kai-Haleauau summit divide (3 individuals, and Makua-Keaau Ridge (53 individuals) totaling about 130 individuals

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Taxon Pritchardia kaalae
Authority Rock
Family Arecaceae
CPC Number 9207
ITIS 42477
Common Names Waianae Range pritchardia | lo'ulu | Loulu
Associated Scientific Names Pritchardia kaalae | Pritchardia kaalae var. minima
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1
Ecological Relationships

Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting
Oahu Army Natural Resources Program Hawaii Reinforcement 1999
Oahu Army Natural Resources Program Hawaii Reintroduction 2002

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