Cenchrus agrimonioides laysanensis F.Br.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing (Wood et al., 2019)

Last record: 1964 (Wood et al., 2019) or 1980's

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Kure, Midway and Laysan Atolls, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Bruegmann, M.M. & Caraway, V. 2003. Cenchrus agrimonioides var. laysanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T44151A10864753. Downloaded on 17 November 2016.

Fortini, L., Price, J., Jacobi, J., Vorsino, A., Burgett, J., Brinck, K., Amidon, F., Miller, S., Gon II, S., Koob, G. and Paxton, E. 2013. A landscape-based assessment of climate change vulnerability for all native Hawaiian plants. Technical report HCSU-044. Hawaii Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii.

Kaaiakamanu, D. K. M. 2003. Native Hawaiian Medicine. Vol III . First People's Production, Honolulu.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 2003. Rare plant database. Unpublished.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 1999. Recovery Plan for Multi-Island Plants. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 2002. Addendum to the Recovery Plan for the Multi-Island Plants. Portland, OR.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 2014. 5 Year Review Cenchrus agrimonioides.

Wagner, W., Herbst, D. and Sohmer S. 1999. Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Special Publication 91: 1-1918.

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.

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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