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Anthurium hieronymi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Anthurium hieronymi
Species Authority: Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 from two subpopulations. One was collected in "subtropical forests" of San Nicolás in 1892 by L. Sodiro and the second was collected in the ENDESA private reserve in 1995. 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 from two subpopulations within the Pichincha province. One was collected in "subtropical forests" of San Nicolás and the second was collected in the ENDESA private reserve.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic herb of coastal to coastal foothill forest (500–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Anthurium hieronymi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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