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Ardisia opaca

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PRIMULALES MYRSINACEAE

Scientific Name: Ardisia opaca
Species Authority: Lund.
Common Name(s):
Spanish Mala Sombra

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mitré, M.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species exists in sparsely scattered subpopulations, except in Chiriquí Province, Panama, where it appears to be relatively common. There are also records of occurrences in Coto Brus in Costa Rica and in the Chocó in Colombia.
Countries:
Native:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Panama
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurring in various forest types over a wide altitudinal range.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In Santa Rita, Colón Province, Panama, the subpopulation is threatened by extensive forest clearance.

Citation: Mitré, M. 1998. Ardisia opaca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 15 September 2014.
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