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Eschweilera amplexifolia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA LECYTHIDALES LECYTHIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Eschweilera amplexifolia
Species Authority: Mori

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1c 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 is restricted to just three neighbouring localities on the Atlantic side of Panama. The largest subpopulation occurs in Santa Rita. A specimen collected in 1984 from Valle del Cauca in Colombia has also been included in this species.
Countries:
Native:
Panama
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland semi-deciduous rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Increasing settlement in Santa Rita has destroyed much of the remaining forest. The same pressures are affecting the subpopulation along the highway from El Lano to Cartí.

Citation: Mitré, M. 1998. Eschweilera amplexifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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