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Silene degeneri Sherff

Degener’s Catchfly (Silene degeneri 

This species is known from only a few specimens that were collected in the early 1900s near the so called Ko’olau Gap at the Haleakala crater on eastern Maui, Hawaiian Islands.  

The species was apparently last seen in 1927 and is now considered extinct.  


Another species of the genus, the Haleakala Catchfly (Silene struthioloides A. Gray) (see photo), ist still found in the same place.  


Haleakala Catchfly (Silene struthioloides A. gRAY)  

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


edited: 16.04.2019