The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Solanum bauerianum Endl.

Bridal flower



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1937 (Pickard 1983) (wild); 1949 (Green 1994) (cultivation)



Lord Howe Island & Norfolk Island group (Norfolk and Rabbit Islands), Australia


Biology & Ecology










Auld, T. D. and Hutton, I. (2004). Conservation issues for the vascular flora of the Lord Howe Island. Cunninghamia 8(4): 490-500.

Green, P. S. (1994). Flora of Australia Vol. 49 Oceanic Islands 1, pp. 293-305. Canberra: Australian Government Printing Service: Canberra).

Humphreys, Aelys M. et al. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Hutton, I. (2005). 'Rare plants survey 2 - Lord Howe Island'. Report to Department of Environment and Conservation NSW.

Mabberley, David, Pignatti‐Wikus, Erika and Riedl‐Dorn, Christa. (2007). An extinct tree 'revived'. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 24(3): 190-195. [Abstract]

Pickard, J. (1983). Rare or threatened vascular plants of Lord Howe Island. Biological Conservation 27, 125-139.

Pickard, J. (1984). Exotic plants on Lord Howe Island: distribution in space and time, 1853-1981. Journal of Biogeography 11, 181-208.

Silcock, J. L. et al. (2019). To name those lost: assessing extinction likelihood in the Australian vascular flora. Oryx 54(2): 167-177.

W.C.M.C. (1996). Threatened plant database of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. W.C.M.C., Cambridge, U.K.


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