Kokia cookei O.Deg.

Cooke's kokio, Molokai Koki`o



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild

Last record: 1900 or 1918

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild



Mahana, Molokai (western), Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










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Morden, Clifford W. and Yorkston, Mitsuko. (2018). Speciation and Biogeography in the Hawaiian Endemic Genus Kokia (Malvaceae: Gossypieae). Pacific Science 72(2): 209-222. [Abstract]

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

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (1997). Draft recovery plan for Kokia cookei. Portland, Oregon: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). (2016). Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; designation and nondesignation of critical habitat on Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Kahoolawe for 135 species; final rule. Federal Register 81(61): 17789-18110.

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

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.

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