Astelia waialealae

Astelia waialealae is a rare species of plant in the Asteliaceae family that is endemic to the island of Kauaʻi of the state of Hawaii in United States. It inhabits montane bogs within the vicinity of the Alakaʻi Swamp on the island's central plateau. A. waialealae is threatened by habitat loss and habit disturbance by feral pigs;[1] there are only about 26 plants remaining. It is a federally listed endangered species.[2]

Astelia waialealae
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asteliaceae
Genus: Astelia
A. waialealae
Binomial name
Astelia waialealae


  1. ^ a b Bruegmann, M.; Caraway, V.L.; Clark, M. (2016). "Astelia waialealae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T44079A83794760. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-2.RLTS.T44079A83794760.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ The Nature Conservancy

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