Tag Archives: Wikstroemia

Wikstroemia skottsbergiana Sparre

Skottsberg’s Wikstroemia (Wikstroemia skottsbergiana)

Skottsberg’s Wikstroemia was described in 1964, it is endemic to the upper wet forests of the Lumaha’i Valley on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands.

The species was apparently last seen in 2015 and its population was estimated at around 30 plants. [1]


Its name appears now in the IUCN Red List in the category “Possibly Extinct”, so it will be briefly mentioned here as well.



[1] Kenneth R. Wood: Wikstroemia skottsbergiana (Thymelaeaceae): with notes on its habitat in upper Lumaha’i, Kaua’i, Hawai’i


edited: 26.04.2021

Wikstroemia hanalei Wawra

Hanalei Wikstroemia (Wikstroemia hanalei)  

The Hanalei Wikstroemia was endemic to the island of Kaua’i, Hawaiian Islands, where it apparently was restricted to the Hanalei-, the Ho’olulu-, the Molo’a-, and the Wai’oli Valleys in the northern part of the island.  

The species appears to be known only from the type that was collected in 1897, it was not subsequently found again and is considered extinct.  


edited: 05.04.2018