Small-flowered nothocestrum

Nothocestrum breviflorum, commonly known as Smallflower ?Aiea, is a species of tree in the nightshade family, Solanaceae, that is endemic to the island of Hawai?i. It inhabits dry and mixed mesic forests It is threatened by habitat loss.

Nothocestrum breviflorum, commonly known as Smallflower ?Aiea, is a species of tree in the nightshade family, Solanaceae, that is endemic to the island of Hawai?i. It inhabits dry and mixed mesic forests at elevations of 1801,830 m (5906,000 ft). These forests are dominated by ??hi?a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) and koa (Acacia koa) or lama (Diospyros sandwicensis), while plants associated with Smallflower ?Aiea include wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis) and uhiuhi (Caesalpinia kavaiensis). N. breviflorum reaches a height of 1012 m (3339 ft). More

habitat for Nothocestrum breviflorum resulted in the overall reduction of 951 ha (2,351 ac) of critical habitat on the island of Hawaii. Hawaii W This unit was proposed as critical habitat for one multi-island species, Delissea undulata. The entire area proposed for this species was excluded. Some of it was excluded because it is not essential to the conservation of this species. More

Nothocestrum breviflorum `aiea ala`a hua Sideroxylon auahiense maua Xylosma hillebrandii Henke Kimi Pu`u Wa`awa`a 72 Kapi`olani St. | Hilo, HI | 96720 | t. (808) 934-0115 | eMail: pattum@environment-hawaii.org More