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Abutilon menziesiiIt inhabits dry forests on the islands of L?na?i, Maui, O?ahu, and Hawai?i. It is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List; only about 500 plants remain in fewer than ten naturally occurring populations throughout the islands. The rarity of this plant can be attributed to the alteration of its habitat for agricultural and urban development, overgrazing by livestock and feral animals, and competition from invasive weeds. A conservation plan is being implemented by federal and state agencies to protect remaining habitat, establish new populations, and conserve genetic material in seed banks and botanical gardens.
* Abutilon menziesii information from the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) * Barboza, Rick (2006-08-04). "Flowers make shrub stand out". Honolulu Star-Bulletin 11 (216). http://archives.starbulletin.com/2006/08/04/features/garden.html. * "Abutilon menziesii". Meet the Plants. National Tropical Botanical Garden. http://ntbg.org/plants/plant_details.php?plantid=23. * "Abutilon menziesii". Hawaiian Native Plant Propagation Database. University of Hawai?i at M?noa. More
Abutilon menziesii is an endemic plant. It is endangered. It came from the abutilon, or Indian Malow. It is protected by the U.S. government. More
about Abutilon menziesii is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI). - Federal endangered/threatened status - Abutilon menziesii species profile from USFWS A species profile for Abutilon menziesii is provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, including links to information regarding the federal endangered/threatened status of this species. More