|Scientific Name:||Didymochlaena truncatula|
|Species Authority:||(Sw.) J.Sm.|
Adiantum lunulatum Houtt.
Aspidium squamata Willd.
Aspidium truncatulum Sw.
Didymochlaena lunulata Desv.
Didymochlaena sinuosa Desv.
Didymochlaena squamata (Willd.) Desv.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.
|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.|
Native:Angola (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
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||200|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||1600|
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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.|
|Use and Trade:||Widely found in trade, presumably from cultivated as well as wild sources.|
|Major Threat(s):||The species is impacted by forest clearance and degradation.|
|Conservation Actions:||None required.|
|Citation:||Lansdown, R.V. 2011. Didymochlaena truncatula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T199677A9115731. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T199677A9115731.en . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.|
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