Map_thumbnail_large_font

Anthurium ecuadorense

Status_ne_offStatus_dd_offStatus_lc_offStatus_nt_offStatus_vu_onStatus_en_offStatus_cr_offStatus_ew_offStatus_ex_off

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Anthurium ecuadorense
Species Authority: Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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. Known from three subpopulations, two of them reported on the Tungurahua volcano, inside the Parque Nacional Sangay. The third subpopulation occurs in an unspecified locale in Andean forests of Pichincha province. The principal threats are eruption events related to the active Tungurahua volcano. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from three subpopulations, two of them reported on the Tungurahua volcano. The third subpopulation occurs in an unspecified locale within the Pichincha province.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic herb of low and high Andean forest, found at an elevational range of 1,500–3,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threats are eruption events related to the active Tungurahua volcano. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Parque Nacional Sangay.

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Anthurium ecuadorense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided