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Anthurium falcatum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Anthurium falcatum
Species Authority: Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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. Widely distributed on the western slopes of the Andes, with at least 20 reported collections. Known to occur in the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul and the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. Cultivated in Brazil. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widely distributed on the western slopes of the Andes, with at least 20 reported collections. Cultivated in Brazil (Croat 62037).
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic herb of wet coastal forest, found at an elevational range of 0–1,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur in the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul and the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Anthurium falcatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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