Ascoglossum calopterum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Orchidales Orchidaceae

Scientific Name: Ascoglossum calopterum (Rchb.f.) Schlechter

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.)
In the Philippines, the species occurs only in Dinagat Island, a small mining island. The species is found in degraded and fragmented habitats. These areas are exposed to human disturbance, i.e., logging, slash-and-burn, and expansion of settlement areas. The species is rare but are sought for by local enthusiasts.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:In the Philippines, found in one population in the mountains of Dinagat Island, a small island in Southern Philippines. A rare plant found in coastal forests.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is similar to Renanthera and is distinguished from Ascocentrum with the branched inflorescence and four pollinia (Fessel and Balzer 2000).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Loss 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. Ascoglossum calopterum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46296A11043316. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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