Stenogyne kealiae

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Stenogyne kealiae

Critically Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Stenogyne
Species: S. kealiae
Binomial name
Stenogyne kealiae
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Stenogyne kealiae is a rare species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name Keal's stenogyne.[1] It is endemic to Hawaii, where it is known only from the island of Kauai.[2] It was federally listed as an endangered species of the United States in 2010.[3]

This plant is a vine with lance-shaped leaves up to 15 centimeters long. The flowers are purple-pink in color.[2]

There are 5 populations remaining on Kauai, for a total of no more than about 200 individuals.[3] Threats to the plant include feral ungulates such as feral pigs, goats, and mule deer, as well as introduced plant species such as daisy fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stenogyne kealiae". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Stenogyne kealiae. The Nature Conservancy.
  3. ^ a b c USFWS. Determination of Endangered Status for 48 Species on Kauai and Designation of Critical Habitat; Final Rule. Federal Register April 13, 2010.