Wikstroemia skottsbergiana

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Wikstroemia skottsbergiana

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 2.3)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Wikstroemia
Species:
W. skottsbergiana
Binomial name
Wikstroemia skottsbergiana
Sparre

Wikstroemia skottsbergiana (also called Skottsberg's false ohelo[2] and Skottsberg's wikstroemia) is a species of flowering plant in the Thymelaeaceae family. It is endemic to the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi, but its range has been severely reduced due to habitat loss. Only one small population of 30 individuals is known, but access to this location has not been permitted to conservationists since 2000, and the habitat surrounding this area has become heavily degraded over the years, raising fears that it may be extinct.[3]

References

  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Wikstroemia skottsbergiana. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 August 2007.
  2. ^ "Wikstroemia skottsbergiana". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  3. ^ "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2018-12-24.