The type of this species was originally described in 1908, growing in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. If any wild populations exist here, it is unlikely that this species is under significant threat. No further occurrences appear to be recorded outside of this species’ initial type collection. Because of this, it is currently not possible to determine the population trends of this species. Therefore, this species is listed as DD until further information regarding this species’ wild population distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats arises.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species was originally described in 1908 as growing in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Annals of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya). This species’ type is thought to also exist as specimen number 2896 in Herbarium Peradeniya, although this information is absent outside of this initial description.
Population and Trends
The current status of this species’ wild population cannot be determined at this time, and without further research, its current trends remain uncertain.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species was initially found growing on the bark of living trees in Peradeniya, however the species names of these trees are unknown.
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
If any wild populations of this species exist at its last known locality, examination of threats to similar species in this area suggests that this species is not significantly threatened.
The current wild population status of this species cannot be determined at this time. Furthermore, because this species’ known habitat is unlikely to be significantly threatened, no conservation action can be recommended.
Further research is required in order to assess the current population status of this species, as well as the threats which may be affecting it, in order to accurately determine its classification. Further information into the habitat of this species, and specifically which species of trees it may grow on, could also be useful in assessing this species’ population decline.