The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Abutilon pitcairnense F.R. Fosberg

Yellow fatu, Yellow fautu



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 2005

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild


This species was rediscovered in 2003, before the single wild plant died as a result of a mudslide in 2005.



Pitcairn Island


Biology & Ecology










Bárrios, S. & Smyth, N. 2018. Abutilon pitcairnense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T122926206A122926208. Downloaded on 07 July 2018.

Kingston, N. 2001. The Flora and Vegetation of Pitcairn Island - its phytogeography and conservation. PhD.Thesis. Trinity College, University of Dublin.

Smyth, N. 2008. Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston (Myrtaceae) Control, Conservation and Restoration of the Threatened Native Flora of Pitcairn Island, South Central Pacific. Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin.

Smyth, Noeleen, Waldren, Steve and Kingston Naomi. (2010). Abutilon pitcairnense. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 27(4): 355-354. [Abstract]


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