Tetramolopium tenerrimum (Less.) Nees

Koolau Pamakani (Tetramolopium tenerrimum)

The Koolau Pamakani was a small decumbent perennial shrublet that appears to have been restricted to the Ko’olau Mountains on the island of O’ahu, Hawaiian Islands.

The species has never been recorded since the 19th century and is thus considered extinct. [1]



[1] Timothy K. Lowrey: A biosystematic revision of Hawaiian Tetramolopium (Compositae: Astereae). Allertonia 4: 325-339. 1986


Depiction from: ‘E. Drake del Castillo: Illustrationes florae insularum Maris Pacifici. Parisiis: G. Masson 1886’

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edited: 15.01.2019