Amaranthus brownii Christoph. & Caum



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1983

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Nihoa, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Bruegmann, M., Caraway, V. L. and Keir, M. (2018). Amaranthus brownii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T44077A83794603. Accessed on 02 July 2022.

Conant, S., Christensen, C.C., Conant, P., Gagne, W. and Goff, M.L. 1994. The unique terrestrial biota of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. In: K. Allison (ed.), A Natural History of the Hawaiian Islands: Selected Readings II, pp. 378-390. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu.

Fortini, L., Price, J., Jacobi, J., Vorsino, A., Burgett, J., Brinck, K., Amidon, F., Miller, S., Gon II, S., Koob, G. and Paxton, E. 2013. A landscape-based assessment of climate change vulnerability for all native Hawaiian plants. Technical report HCSU-044. Hawaii Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2003. Rare plant database. Unpublished.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 2012. Amaranthus brownii (No common name) 5-Year Review (2012).

Wagner, W., Herbst, D. and Sohmer S. 1999. Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Special Publication 91: 1-1918.

Wood, Kenneth R., Oppenheimer, Hank and Keir, Matthew. (2019). A checklist of endemic Hawaiian vascular plant taxa that are considered possibly extinct in the wild. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Technical Report #314.


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