CPC Plant Profile: Climbing Alsinidendron
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Climbing Alsinidendron (Alsinidendron viscosum)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 136737
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 09/28/2021

weakly climbing or sprawling subshrub

Participating Institutions
  • 01/01/2010

Destruction of habitat by feral pigs and goats , competition with alien plant species, risk of extinction from naturally occurring events and/or reduced reproductive vigor, small number of exact populations

  • 01/01/2010

possibly extinct 10 individuals (Kauai) the two known populations (tow subpopulations in Nawaimaka Valley and one population on Mohihi-Waialae Trail) total between 40 and 60 mature plants on State owned land

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Taxon Alsinidendron viscosum
Authority (Mann) Sherff
Family Caryophyllaceae
CPC Number 96
ITIS 181918
Common Names climbing alsinidendron
Associated Scientific Names Alsinidendron viscosum | Schiedea viscosa | Schiedea viscosa var. laevis | Alsinidendron viscosum var. laeve
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1

typically found at elevations between 820 and 1,070 m(2,700 and 3,510 fr), on steep slopes in Acacia koa lowland mesic or wet forest

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