Anthurium eggersii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Alismatales Araceae

Scientific Name: Anthurium eggersii Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
An epiphytic aroid endemic to Ecuador. Like many other threatened Ecuadorian endemics, discovered by H. Eggers in his Hacienda El Recreo (near Canoa) an the end of the nineteenth century. Considered Critically Endangered due to the massive alteration of coastal forests since its discovery. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known only from type, collected from his Hacienda El Recreo (near Canoa), within the province of Manabí.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:An epiphytic herb of coastal forest, found at an elevational range of 0–200 m.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Massive alteration of coastal forests. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Amended [top]

Amended reason: Replaced old threat code from Previous Threat Classification Scheme 1 Habitat Loss/Degradation (human induced) with 5.3.5. Biological resource use -> Logging & wood harvesting -> Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded.

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2017. Anthurium eggersii (amended version of 2003 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T42893A116197696. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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