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Aphelandra phaina

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Aphelandra phaina
Species Authority: Wassh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Delgado, T. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two subpopulations, one located 1–8 km north of Sevilla de Oro and the other near Pampa de Los Cedros, south of Cerro Chivo-Turco and along tributary creeks of Río Palma. Not known to occur inside Ecuador's protected areas network. No botanical specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two subpopulations, one located 1–8 km north of Sevilla de Oro and the other near Pampa de Los Cedros, south of Cerro Chivo-Turco and along the tributary creeks of Río Palma.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial herb of high andean forest, found at an elevational range of 2,150–2,700 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador's protected areas network.

Citation: Delgado, T. & Pitman, N. 2003. Aphelandra phaina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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