Stenogyne (Stenogyne kauaulaensis)

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Illustration of Stenogyne kauaulaensis by Wendy Hollender

Species: Stenogyne kauaulaensis
Common Name: Stenogyne
Status: Newly described, not yet listed.
Using IUCN criteria it is critically endangered.
Range: Hawaii, United States

Map of United States illustrating the range of Stenogyne kauaulaensis

Artist: Wendy Hollender
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Colored pencil

Just described in 2008, only about 15 known
individual plants exist in the steep rugged
mountains of West Maui, Hawaii. A member
of the mint family, this flower is visited by
rare Hawaiian birds called honeycreepers.