Didymochlaena truncatula 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Polypodiopsida Polypodiales Didymochlaenaceae

Scientific Name: Didymochlaena truncatula (Sw.) J.Sm.
Aspidium squamata Willd.
Aspidium truncatulum Sw.
Didymochlaena sinuosa Desv.
Didymochlaena squamata (Willd.) Desv.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-07-12
Assessor(s): Lansdown, R.V.
Reviewer(s): Regalado, J., Maxwell, J. & Allen, D.J.
The species has a very broad range, occurs in a habitat which, although affected by logging and forest clearance, is very widely distributed and is locally common. It is unlikely to become extinct in the short term and is therefore classed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species occurs throughout much of the tropics, including much of Africa south of the Sahara, parts of Central America and Uruguay in South America, as well as from India south and east through Indochina, the Malay Peninsula and Indonesia to Fiji and Vanuatu.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Burundi; Cameroon; Comoros; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Ethiopia; Fiji; French Guiana; Guyana; Haiti; India; Indonesia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Mexico; Mozambique; Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Nigeria; Papua New Guinea (Papua New Guinea (main island group)); Rwanda; Sao Tomé and Principe (Sâo Tomé); South Africa; Suriname; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Uganda; Uruguay; Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):200
Upper elevation limit (metres):1600
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species occurs in rocky stream valleys at moderate altitudes in the mountains and on wet slopes in forest at higher altitudes.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Widely found in trade, presumably from cultivated as well as wild sources.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is impacted by forest clearance and degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required.

Citation: Lansdown, R.V. 2011. Didymochlaena truncatula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T199677A9115731. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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