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Anthurium canaliculatum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Anthurium canaliculatum
Species Authority: Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Benavides, G. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
An epiphytic aroid endemic to Ecuador, where it is known only from the type, collected by L. Sodiro in 1905, on the Tungurahua volcano. May occur in the Parque Nacional Sangay or its buffer zone. The principal threats are natural events related to this active volcano. One of the many Anthurium species described by Sodiro that are now nearly impossible to identify, due to various taxonomic problems. Considered Data Deficient until its taxonomy is clarified. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the type, collected on the Tungurahua volcano.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic herb of high Andean forest, found at an elevational range of 2,000–2,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are natural events related to this active volcano.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: May occur in the Parque Nacional Sangay or its buffer zone.

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Anthurium canaliculatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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