Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Eragrostis fosbergii is a rare species of grass known by the common name Fosberg's love grass. It is endemic to Hawaii, where it is known only from the Waianae Mountains on the island of Oahu. It was federally listed as an endangered species in 1996.
This grass was first collected in 1933 by Francis Raymond Fosberg, and in 1937 it was described as a new species and named for him. It was believed to be extinct until its rediscovery in 1991. At the time of its federal listing there were six individuals known on one mountain slope within the city limits of Honolulu. It is threatened by the degradation of its habitat by feral pigs, exotic species, and trampling.
- Determination of Endangered Status for Twenty-five Plant Species From the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. Federal Register October 10, 1996.
- Eragrostis fosbergii. The Nature Conservancy.
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