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Lo`ulu (Pritchardia napaliensis)

Pritchardia napaliensis, Kauai. Photo Credit: National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Global Rank: T1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • State: HI
  • Nature Serve ID: 136143
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 03/05/1993

small palm

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


typically grows in a wide variety of habitats ranging from lowland dry to mesic forests to montane wet forests



States & Provinces:

Lo`ulu can be found in Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve Lo`ulu (Pritchardia napaliensis)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Endemic to northwestern portion of the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Currently known from 3 occurrences, with a total of fewer than 100 plants. Threats to the species include goats, pigs, rats and alien plants.

  • 01/01/2010

habitat degradation and/or grazing by goats and pigs seed predation by rats competition with alien plants possible risk of extinction from naturally occurring events and/or reduced productive vigor due to the small number of remaining populations

  • 01/01/2010

1 known population of < 100 individuals known from three locations on the island of Kauai on State owned land

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Taxon Pritchardia napaliensis
Authority St. John
Family Arecaceae
CPC Number 9747
ITIS 519627
Common Names loulu | lo'ulu | Nihoa pritchardia
Associated Scientific Names Pritchardia napaliensis | Pritchardia limahuliensis | Pritchardia remota ssp. napaliensis
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
Hawaii S1
Ecological Relationships


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