Lipochaeta tenuifolia - Gray
Slender-leaf Nehe
Synonym(s): Melanthera tenuifolia (Gray) W.L. Wagner & H. Rob.
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Melanthera tenuifolia (A. Gray) W.L. Wagner & H. Rob. (TSN 780449)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.140705
Element Code: PDAST5Z0L0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Aster Family
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Dicotyledoneae Asterales Asteraceae Lipochaeta
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Concept Reference
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Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Lipochaeta tenuifolia
Taxonomic Comments: GENUS ENDEMIC TO HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, SPECIES ENDEMIC TO NORTHERN WAIANAE MTS. OF OAHU.
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G1
Global Status Last Reviewed: 13May1997
Global Status Last Changed: 07Aug1990
Rounded Global Status: G1 - Critically Imperiled
Reasons: Endemic to the northern Waianae Mountains of Oahu. It is estimated that there are fewer than 3,000 plants of this species in the 10 current occurrences. Several fires have destroyed portions of these occurrences in recent years. Several of the occurrences are experiencing severe degradation from feral goats. Feral pigs are a problem at some sites. Alien plants are also a major threat to all of the occurrences.
Nation: United States
National Status: N1

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
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United States Hawaii (S1)

Other Statuses

U.S. Endangered Species Act (USESA): LE: Listed endangered (29Oct1991)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Lead Region: R1 - Pacific

NatureServe Global Conservation Status Factors

Range Extent Comments: Current range: northern Waianae Mountains of Oahu; historically no additional range.

Number of Occurrences: 6 - 20
Number of Occurrences Comments: 10 current (between 1982 and 1997).

Population Size Comments: Currently at least 2000 individuals, estimate less than 3000 plants total.

Overall Threat Impact Comments: Threats include alien vegetation and fire (especially in and adjacent to firing ranges). Feral goats are causing severe habitat degradation. Feral pigs also pose a threat.

Intrinsic Vulnerability Comments: Fragility unknown.

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Distribution
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Global Range: Current range: northern Waianae Mountains of Oahu; historically no additional range.

U.S. States and Canadian Provinces

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United States HI

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
HI Honolulu (15003)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
20 Oahu (20060000)+
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Ecology & Life History
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Basic Description: A perennial herb with long trailing stems reaching up to 30 dm or more. The leaves are highly dissected and lacy in appearance. The flowers are yellow and showy.
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Cliff, Forest - Hardwood, Forest/Woodland, Shrubland/chaparral
Habitat Comments: Dry and moist shrublands and forests. Ridge tops, sides of ridges, steep slopes and cliffs.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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Authors/Contributors
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 13May1997
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: L. Kashinsky

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References
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  • Gardner, R. C. 1979. Revision of Lipochaeta (Compositae: Heliantheae) of the Hawaiian Islands. Rhodora 81(827):291-343.

  • Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

  • Sherff, E.E. 1935. Revision of Tetramolopium, Lipochaeta, Dubautia, and Railliardia. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. Bull. 135: 1-136.

  • Wagner, W. L. and H. Robinson. 2001. Lipochaeta and Melanthera (Asteraceae: Heliantheae subtribe Ecliptinae): Establishing their natural limits and a synopsis. Brittonia 53: 539-561.

  • Wagner, W.L., D.R. Herbst, and S.H. Sohmer. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawaii. Univ. Hawaii Press and Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu. 1853 pp.

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