The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Melicope macropus (Hillebr.) T.G.Hartley & B.C.Stone



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Evodia macropus (Hillebr.) Drake; Pelea acutivalvata H.Lév., 1911:153; Pelea macropus Hillebr.


Conservation Status

Last record: 1910 (collection); 1995 (sighting)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Kauai, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Clark, M. 2016. Melicope macropus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T33670A97905186. Downloaded on 17 September 2016.

Stone, B. C. (1969). The genus Pelea A. Gray (Rutaceae: Evodineae). 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.

Wood, Kenneth R. (2012). Possible Extinctions, Rediscovereies, and New Plant Records within the Hawaiian Islands. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2011. Edited by Neal L. Evenhuis & Lucius G. Eldredge. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 91-102.

Wood, Kenneth R. (2015). Survey Results for Eight Possibly Extinct Plant Species from Kaua`i, Hawai`i. Prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, FWS Agreement No. F12AC00737. 293 pp.

Wood, Kenneth R., Oppenheimer, Hank and Keir, Matthew. (2019). A checklist of endemic Hawaiian vascular plant taxa that are considered possibly extinct in the wild. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Technical Report #314.


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