Quararibea pterocalyx 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Malvaceae

Scientific Name: Quararibea pterocalyx Hemsl.
Common Name(s):
English Wild Palm
Spanish Cinco Dedos

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mitré, M.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Scattered as isolated individuals. It is recorded from Alajuela and Guanacaste in Costa Rica, from Bocas del Toro to Darién in Panama, being present in larger numbers in the Canal area and Barro Colorado Island, and from Urabá and other areas of Colombia. No information is available on its distribution in Venezuela.
Countries occurrence:
Colombia; Costa Rica; Panama; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is distributed in lowland evergreen to semi-evergreen rainforest, preferring humid or swampy zones.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Throughout the range the habitat is affected by the growing human population, agricultural activities and logging.

Citation: Mitré, M. 1998. Quararibea pterocalyx. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T37807A10077810. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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