The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Melicope cruciata (A.Heller) T.G.Hartley & B.C.Stone

Cross-bearing pelea



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pelea cruciata A.Heller, 1897


Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Extinct


The RedList classification of this species as 'Extinct' may be premature:



Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Heller, A. A. (1897). Observations on the ferns and flowering plants of the Hawaiian Islands. Minnesota Bot. Stud. 1: 760-922.

Kartesz, J. T. (1994). A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

NatureServe. (2015). NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: September 17, 2016).

Oldfield, Sara, Lusty, Charlotte and MacKinven, Amy (compilers). (1998). The World List of Threatened Trees. Cambridge, U.K.: World Conservation Press. 650 pp.

Stone, B. C., W. L. Wagner, and D. R. Herbst. (1990). Rutaceae, pp. 1174-1216. In: Wagner, W.L., D.R. Herbst, and S.H. Sohmer, Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai`i. Special publ. Bishop Mus., Honolulu 83:1-1853.

Stone, B. C. (1969). The genus Pelea A. Gray (Rutaceae: Evodiinae). A taxonomic monograph (studies in the Hawaiian Rutaceae, 10). Phanerogamarum monographiae tomus III. J. Cramer, Lehre, West Germany, 180 pp.

Wagner, W., Herbst, D. and Sohmer, S. (1990). Manual of the flowering plants of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press, Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1998). Melicope cruciata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33664A9795088. Downloaded on 17 September 2016.


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