Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Dudleya candelabrum Rose:
United States (North America)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Global Range: California endemic, Santa Cruz, San Miquel, and Santa Rosa Islands.

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Physical Description

Type Information

Type fragment for Dudleya candelabrum Rose
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.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Closed-cone coniferous forest, chaparral, coastal scrub; rocky.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Dudleya candelabrum

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Dudleya candelabrum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N2 - Imperiled

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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.

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Threats

Comments: Feral herbivores.

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Wikipedia

Dudleya candelabrum

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.

Description

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.

Cultivation

Dudleya candelabrum is also cultivated and kept as an attractive potted ornamental plant.

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