A new critically endangered tree species depends on unique habitat found only on Kaua'i

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:32 in Biology & Nature

A new tree species, Melicope stonei (Rutaceae or citrus family), endemic to the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, is already assessed as Critically Endangered according to IUCN criteria. The newly described Melicope is apparently restricted to unique old growth forest featuring a combination of tree species that are only found on Kaua'i.

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