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Sanicula kauaiensis H. St. John

Kauai Snakeroot (Sanicula kauaiensis) 

This species was restricted to the Kalalau Valley in the Wai’ale’ale Mountains on the island of Kaua’i in the Hawaiian Islands.

This species is known from only two collections and is now considered extinct.


The photo below shows the closely related Hawaiian Snakeroot (Sanicula sandwicensis A. Gray) from the island of Maui.


Hawaiian Snakeroot (Sanicula sandwicensis) 

Photo: Kim Starr & Forest Starr; by courtesy of Kim Starr & Forest Starr  


edited: 04.06.2021