Schiedea viscosa H.Mann

Climbing alsinidendron



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Alsinidendron viscosum (H.Mann) Sherff; Alsinidendron viscosum laeve Sherff; Schiedea viscosa laevis (Sherff) H.St.John


Humphreys et al. (2019:SD1:line 43) erroneously consider Schiedea viscosa a heterotypic synonym of Alsinidendron viscosum.


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in early 1990's (Bruegmann & Caraway, 2003)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Kaua'i, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Alsinidendron viscosum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T44111A10857544. Downloaded on 20 November 2016.

Clark, M. 2016. Schiedea viscosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T80230682A80230941. Downloaded on 20 November 2016.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

POWO. 2018. Plants of the World online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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 Unpublished.

Wagner, W., Herbst, D. & Sohmer, S. (1990). Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'I 1-2: 1-1853. University of Hawaii Press.

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

Wagner, W.L., Weller, S.G. and Sakai, A. 2005. Monograph of Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae subfam. Alsinoideae). Systematic Botany Monographs 72: 1-169.


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