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Gastrochilus calceolaris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ORCHIDALES ORCHIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Gastrochilus calceolaris
Species Authority: (Buch.-Ham ex J.E.Sm.) D.Don

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
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.)
Justification:
This is a rare species found only in Benguet province, Luzon Island. The forests in Benguet are severely degraded and fragmented. The area is not protected and is exposed to human disturbance, i.e., logging, slash-and-burn, and expansion of settlement areas. The species is collected in the wild by local enthusiasts.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found in Philippines, Himalayas, Indochina, Malaysia and Taiwan. Population is localized in the Philippines on Luzon Island. Found at high altitudes.
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is the only representative of the genus in the Philippines. Flowers are fleshy and long-lasting.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Loss and degradadtion 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. Gastrochilus calceolaris. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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