Habitats of North Carolina
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General Shrublands
Montane Cane Thickets
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General Description Cane thickets in the Mountains support a number of species not found in Coastal Plain cane thickets and lack a number of species that are characteristic of those habitats. In addition to being adapted to different climatic factors, the distinctive species of the montane habitats show affinities to the cane faunas of the Tennessee and Mississippi River valleys, to which they are connected via tributary streams.

Abiotic Factors
Biotic Structure
Co-evolved Species Groups Phagic and Competitory Symbioses:
Arundinaria gigantea-Arundinaria appalachiana // Apameine new genus 2 sp. 4-Chlorotettix suturalis-Stenocranus arundineus
Arundinaria appalachiana // Cherokeea attakullakulla
Arundinaria gigantea // Protapamea louisae-Resapamea trigona

Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Apameine new genus 2 sp. 4 - A Cane Borer GNRS1S20.1284
Cherokeea attakullakulla G2S20.0460
Protapamea louisae - Louisa's Cane Cutworm GNRS1S2
Resapamea trigona - a Cane Borer GUS1S20.1284
Arundinaria appalachiana - Hill Cane G4S40.0007
Chlorotettix suturalis GNRS2S40.0058
Stenocranus arundineus
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.3093
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 5
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0619
Number of S5 species = 0
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.0000
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.3093

Estimated Risk to the Determining Species
Estimated Security of the Habitat
Index of Habitat Imperilment
Identified Risks
Observed Trends
Distribution Map
Major Conservation Reserves
Priority Areas for Surveys and Conservation Protection
Stewardship and Management Recommendations
Updated on 2022-01-01 00:41:07