Capparis mirifica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Capparis mirifica
Species Authority: Standl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mitré, M.
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A small tree, known from very few collections taken from a small area to the north-east of the Panama Canal.
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Population [top]

Population: Occurrences are evidently rare, but it is possible further exploration will uncover additional localities.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland semi-deciduous rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The area has suffered much deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Forest is protected within the national parks of Chagres and Portobelo.

Bibliography [top]

Mitre, M.E. 1997. Completed data collection forms for trees of Panama.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

The Nature Conservancy. 1996. Natural Heritage Central Database. (Status and distribution data on Latin American plants, developed in collaboration with Latin American Conservation Data Centers and Missouri Botanical Garden).

Woodson, R.E. et al. 1943. Flora of Panama. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 30.

Citation: Mitré, M. 1998. Capparis mirifica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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