Scientific Name:
Pteralyxia kauaiensis
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Kauai Pteralyxia
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-IUCN: 1998
EN-US FWS: Februray 25, 1994
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:

Facts Summary:
The Kaulu (Pteralyxia kauaiensis) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "plants" and found in the following area(s): Hawaii. This species is also known by the following name(s): Kauai Pteralyxia.

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