Castelnavia (Castelnavia monandra)

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Castelnavia monandra herbarium specimen
IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable VULNERABLE

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  • Castelnavia monandra grows attached to rocks in the swift currents of the Araguaia River in Brazil.
  • Should a hydroelectric dam be constructed on the Araguaia River, the entire Castelnavia monandra habitat would be destroyed.
  • When immersed, Castelnavia monandra reproduces asexually (without flowers and seeds). Flowering occurs as water levels recede.
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Castelnavia description

KingdomPlantae
PhylumTracheophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderPodostemales
FamilyPodostemaceae
GenusCastelnavia (1)

Information on Castelnavia monandra is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Castelnavia status

Castelnavia monandra is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (June, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Castelnavia monandra herbarium specimen  
Castelnavia monandra herbarium specimen

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