Rauvolfia nukuhivensis

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Rauvolfia nukuhivensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Rauvolfia
Species: R. nukuhivensis
Binomial name
Rauvolfia nukuhivensis
(Fosberg & Sachet) Lorence & Butaud

Ochrosia nukuhivensis Fosberg & Sachet

Rauvolfia nukuhivensis is a species of plant in the family Apocynaceae. It is endemic to Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia.

In 1988, the species was classified as extinct by the IUCN; as of 2015, this status is still officially recorded on the IUCN Red List.[2] However, extant populations have since been documented in several localities on Nuku Hiva.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Rauvolfia nukuhivensis (Fosberg & Sachet) Lorence & Butaud, PhytoKeys 4: 102 (2011)". Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 
  2. ^ Florence, J. (1998). "Rauvolfia nukuhivensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1998: e.T35044A9908175. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Lorence, DH; Butaud, J-F (2011). "A reassessment of Marquesan Ochrosia and Rauvolfia (Apocynaceae) with two new combinations. In: Lorence DH, Wagner WL (Eds) Botany of the Marquesas Islands: new taxa, combinations, and revisions". PhytoKeys. 4: 95–107. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.4.1599. 
  4. ^ Martin, N.J.; Ferreiro, S.F.; Barbault, F.; Nicolas, M.; Lecellier, G.; Paetz, C.; Gaysinski, M.; Alonso, E.; Thomas, O.P.; Botana, L.M.; Raharivelomanana, P. (2015). "Indole alkaloids from the Marquesan plant Rauvolfia nukuhivensis and their effects on ion channels". Phytochemistry. 109: 84–95. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2014.10.026. PMID 25468537.