Eragrostis fosbergii Whitney, 1937

Fosberg's lovegrass



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing (Wood et al., 2019:8)

Last record: after 1991; 1996 (Wood et al., 2019:8)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Wai'anae Mountains, O`ahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Keir, M. 2018. Eragrostis fosbergii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T80087743A80087812. Accessed on 09 July 2022.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 2009. Eragrostis fosbergii 5-year Review.

Wagner, W., Herbst, D. & Sohmer, S. (1990). Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'I 1-2: 1-1853. University of Hawaii Press.

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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