Melicope obovata (H.St.John) T.G.Hartley & B.C.Stone

Obovate melicope



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pelea obovata H.St.John


Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Maui(?), 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. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

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

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

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

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.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Melicope obovata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33673A9801837. Downloaded on 17 September 2016.


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