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Phalaenopsis micholitzii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ORCHIDALES ORCHIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Phalaenopsis micholitzii
Species Authority: Rolfe

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:
The species is found only in two Islands, Luzon and Mindanao, particularly in 2 provinces. The forests in these areas are degraded, not protected and are 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 and is in demand in the local and international trade.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Philippines, in two islands (Luzon Island: Camarines Sur; Mindanao: Zamboanga). Population in the two islands very localized and rare. Found in low elevations.
Countries:
Native:
Philippines
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Flowers are greenish yellow.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Phalaenopsis micholitzii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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