Achyranthes mangarevica Suess.

pukawapuataratara, tarake, teone pa akura



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct (Albani Rocchetti et al., 2022)

Last record: 1934 (Lucas & Synge, 1978:61)


This species has been identified as one of the 50 best candidates for de-extinction, ranking 15/50 (Albani Rocchetti et al., 2022).



Tuamotu Islands


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Suessenguth, K. (1936). Amarantaceae of Southeastern Polynesia. Occ. Pap. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. 12(2): 3-5, 2 figs.


Other references:

Albani Rocchetti, G., Carta, A., Mondoni, A. et al. (2022). Selecting the best candidates for resurrecting extinct-in-the-wild plants from herbaria. Nature Plants 8: 1385-1393. [Supplementary Tables S1-S6]

Cooke, C. M. (1935). Mangarevan Expedition. Bull. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. 133: 40-42.

Humphreys, Aelys M. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Lucas, Gren L. l. and Synge, Hugh. (compilers). (1978). The IUCN Plant Red Data Book. Morges, Switzerland: IUCN.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

W.C.M.C. (1996). Threatened plant database of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. W.C.M.C., Cambridge, U.K.


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