Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Chaetocalyx scanden is has a large geographical distribution. According to Rudd (1958) the native range of this taxon includes northern Colombia and Venezuela, eastern Brazil, the Lesser Antilles (Caribbean) and Southern Mexico. This taxon since been collected from Nicaragua and Costa Rica and may possibly be found in Honduras and Guatemala.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Chaetocalyx retusa S.F. Blake
Catalog Number: US 1065085
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): H. Pittier
Year Collected: 1920
Locality: Guaremales, road from Puerto Cabello to San Felipe., Carabobo, Venezuela, South America
Elevation (m): 10 to 100
  • Holotype: Blake, S. F. 1924. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 20: 523.
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Holotype for Chaetocalyx retusa S.F. Blake
Catalog Number: US 1065085
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): H. F. Pittier
Year Collected: 1920
Locality: Guaremales, road from Puerto Cabello to San Felipe., Carabobo, Venezuela, South America
Elevation (m): 10 to 100
  • Holotype: Blake, S. F. 1924. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 20: 523.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
C. scandens is found in both dry and moist forests.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Chaetocalyx scandens

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


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chaetocalyx scandens

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

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Groom, A.

Reviewer/s
Hilton-Taylor, C.

Contributor/s

Justification
Chaetocalyx scandens has a large distribution in tropical Central and South America and is found within a number of protected areas. The taxon is not considered to be specifically threatened or in decline. C. scandens does not meet the threshold for a threatened category and is thus rated as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
There is currently no information available relating to the population size of this taxon.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
C. scandens is not known to be specifically threatened or in decline, there are, however, a number of threats to the habitats in which the taxon is found. Extensive clearence for cattle ranching and shifting cultivation, wildfires, timber extraction and tourism are just some of the threats leading to habitat loss and fragmentation within the species range.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This taxon is known to occur within the protected areas network but seeds have yet to be collected and stored as a method of ex situ conservation in a seed bank.
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