Pritchardia kaalae

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Pritchardia kaalae
Loulu Palm (4438363269).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Pritchardia
Species: P. kaalae
Binomial name
Pritchardia kaalae

Pritchardia kaalae, also known as Waianae Range pritchardia[1] or loulu palm, is a species of palm tree that is endemic to the western part of the island of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻi. It grows near springs in the dry forests on the Waiʻanae Range at elevations up to 2,500 feet (760 m). This slow growing species reaches a height of 25 feet (7.6 m), with a trunk diameter of 1 foot (0.30 m).[2] In 1998 there were fewer than 130 individuals remaining in the wild.[3] This is a federally listed endangered species of the United States.


  1. ^ "Pritchardia kaalae". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Riffle, Robert Lee; Paul Craft (2003). An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms. Timber Press. p. 420. ISBN 978-0-88192-558-6. 
  3. ^ Gemmill, C. 1998. Pritchardia kaalae. 2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 9 July 2011.