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Anthurium gaffurii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Anthurium gaffurii
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 on the banks of the Cachabí river, between Imbabura and Esmeraldas provinces, in 1904. May occur in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. If it weren’t for its problematic taxonomy, A. gaffurii would be classified in a high threat category. Currently Data Deficient until its taxonomy is clarified. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the type, collected on the banks of the Cachabí river, between Imbabura and Esmeraldas provinces.
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 500–1,000 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: May occur in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Anthurium gaffurii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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