Astelia waialealae

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Astelia waialealae
Astelia waialealae jpg.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asteliaceae
Genus: Astelia
Species: A. waialealae
Binomial name
Astelia waialealae

Astelia waialealae is a rare species of plant in the Asteliaceae family that is endemic to the island of Kauaʻi of the state of Hawaii in United States. It inhabits montane bogs within the vicinity of the Alakaʻi Swamp on the island's central plateau. A. waialealae is threatened by habitat loss and habit disturbance by feral pigs;[1] there are only about 26 plants remaining. It is a federally listed endangered species.[2]


  1. ^ a b Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. (2003). "Astelia waialealae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  2. ^ The Nature Conservancy

External links[edit]