Gouania hillebrandii

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Gouania hillebrandii
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Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rhamnaceae
Genus: Gouania
Species: G. hillebrandii
Binomial name
Gouania hillebrandii
Oliv. ex Hillebr.

Gouania hillebrandii (also known as hairyfruit chewstick) is an endangered species of Gouania that is endemic to Hawaii. It formerly could be found on Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kahoʻolawe, but is today restricted to western Maui near Lahaina. It inhabits dry forests at elevations of 244–518 m (801–1,699 ft). Hairyfruit chewstick is a single branched shrub with small, white flowers.[1]

The plant is federally listed as an endangered species of the United States.[2]


  1. ^ "Gouania hillebrandii". CPC National Collection Plant Profiles. National Center for Plant Conservation. 2008-07-22. Archived from the original on 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2009-11-16. 
  2. ^ Gouania hillebrandii. The Nature Conservancy.

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