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


Erroneously considered invalid by (Humphreys et al., 2019), who consider Schiedea viscosa a subjective 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. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [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 Unpublished.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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