Ceratocentron fesselii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Orchidales Orchidaceae

Scientific Name: Ceratocentron fesselii Senghas

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4acd; B1ab(ii,iii,v); D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Agoo, E.M.G., Cootes, J., Golamco, A., Jr., de Vogel, E.F. & Tiu, D.
Reviewer(s): Agoo, E.M.G., Madulid, D.A., de Vogel, E.F. (Philippine Plants R.L.A.) & Wood, J., Cribb, P.J. (Orchid R.L.A.)
The species is found only in one province, in degraded and fragmented habitats. This area is not protected and is exposed to human disturbance, i.e., logging, slash-and-burn, and expansion of settlement areas. The species is over-collected in the wild, often sold in orchid shows and markets, and in demand in the international trade.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Found only in the mountains of Nueva Ecija (Luzon Island). Rare plant considered as one population restricted to a locality near the Dalton Pass, in the mountains of the Nueva Ecija (Luzon Island).
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A monotypic genus. The species is closely related to Hymenorchis javanica from Java with white flowers and serrate margins of leaves, sepals, and petals (Fessel and Balzer 2000). Flowers very bright red or orange. Found in primary and secondary forests at low altitudes.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Loss and degradation of habitat and over-collection for trade. Utilized as an ornamental plant.

Citation: Agoo, E.M.G., Cootes, J., Golamco, A., Jr., de Vogel, E.F. & Tiu, D. 2004. Ceratocentron fesselii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46297A11043482. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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