Regularity: Regularly occurring
Habitat and Ecology
Depth range (m): 0.5 - 0.5
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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Ernodea littoralis
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ernodea littoralis
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Seeds have been collected from the British Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic and are stored at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank (T. Heller, pers. comm. 2013). There is also an ex situ collection of living plants at Kew (M. Corcoran, pers. comm. 2013).
Ernodea littoralis (Golden Creeper, Beech Creeper, or Coughweed) is a species of flowering plants in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, endemic to Central America and the Caribbean region. It is a vine-like ground cover, 1 to 3 feet in height, with small, light green, succulent leaves on long, curving, bright red branches, and pinkish white, tubular flowers succeeded by golden berries.
- Ernodea angusta
- USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) entry
- University of Florida fact sheet
- Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
- Wildflower.org entry
- Vivian Negron-Ortiz and R. James Hickey, "The Genus Ernodea (Rubiaceae) in the Caribbean Basin. II. Morphological Analyses and Systematics", Systematic Botany, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1996), pp. 445-458.
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