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Anthurium palenquense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Anthurium palenquense
Species Authority: Croat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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:
A terrestrial aroid endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 18 subpopulations widely distributed on both sides of the Andes. In the indigenous Tsáchila community in the Cantón Santo Domingo of Colorados, this plant is used in an ancestral practice of curanderos for "baños frescos" (cool baths). Probably occurs inside several protected areas. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from 18 subpopulations widely distributed on both sides of the Andes, within the provinces of Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Manabí, Morona-Santiago, Pichincha and Los Ríos.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial aroid of wet coastal forest to high Andean forest (0–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Anthurium palenquense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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