Schiedea haakoaensis W. L. Wagner, Weller & A. K. Sakai (2022)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

Last record: 2019


"New Schiedea species
An entirely new species of native plant was found by State of Hawai‘i DOFAW staff near Lāupahoehoe. A single plant of an unfamiliar species was first observed in 2019. When botanists returned to the site, the plant was gone. Soil was collected and a few months later, young seedlings of the unknown species emerged and began to grow. These new plants are members of the endemic Hawaiian genus, Schiedea, in the carnation family, and a new name for this rare species will be announced in 2022."



near Laupāhoehoe, Hawaiʻi (=Big Island), Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wagner, W. L., Weller, S. G., Sakai, A. K., DeMent, T. and VanDeMark, J. (2022). Schiedea haakoaensis, a new facultatively autogamous species of Schiedea sect. Mononeura (Caryophyllaceae) from the Hawaiian Islands. PhytoKeys 210: 135-141.


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