Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: California endemic, Santa Cruz, San Miquel, and Santa Rosa Islands.
Catalog Number: US 399670
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): E. L. Greene
Year Collected: 1886
Locality: Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Barbara Islands, California, United States, North America
- Type fragment: Rose, J. N. 1903. Bull. New York Bot. Gard. 3: 17.
Comments: Closed-cone coniferous forest, chaparral, coastal scrub; rocky.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Dudleya candelabrum
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Dudleya candelabrum
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: Endemic to California islands, Dudleya candelabrum occurs on Santa Cruz Island, San Miquel Island and Santa Rosa Island. Feral herbivores are a threat to this species.
Comments: Feral herbivores.
Dudleya candelabrum is a succulent plant known by the common name candleholder liveforever, or candleholder dudleya. This plant is endemic to California, where it grows wild only on the northern Channel Islands.
Dudleya candelabrum is plant grows from a basal rosette of leaves up to half a meter wide atop a thick, hardy caudex. Each leaf is a pale green to pinkish-green spade shape with a sharp point. The unbranched stem is generally erect but often bending under the weight of the inflorescence it holds. The inflorescence branches and holds up to 25 knobby flowers on each branch. The flower has yellowish petals within its pink-tinged green sepals.
Dudleya candelabrum is also cultivated and kept as an attractive potted ornamental plant.
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