Melicope degeneri (B.C.Stone) T.G.Hartley & B.C.Stone



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pelea degeneri B.C.Stone


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1993 (Woods, 2011)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Kaua‘i, Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Edmonds, M. & Walsh, S. 2015. Melicope degeneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T80233838A80233886. Downloaded on 17 September 2016.

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. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

POWO. 2018. Plants of the World online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Stone, B.C. 1966. Pelea degeneri. Occasional Papers Bernice P. Bishop Museum 23(10): 161.

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

Woods, Kenneth R. (2011). Rediscovery, conservation status and taxonomic assessment of Melicope degeneri (Rutaceae), Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i. Endangered Species Research 14(1): 61-68.

Wood, K. and Kirkpatrick, M. 2014. Rediscovery of Melicope quadrangularis (Rutaceae) and other notable plant records for the island of Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey 115: 29-32.


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