CPC Plant Profile: Lo`ulu
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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

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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

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

Ecological Relationships

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Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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