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Anthurium pallidiflorum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Anthurium pallidiflorum
Species Authority: Engl.

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:
An epiphytic aroid endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from at least 29 subpopulations widely scattered on the western slopes of the Andes, some of them inside the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas. The type was collected in the Río Peripa near San Miguel de los Colorados in 1875. The species has potential as an ornamental plant, due to its beautiful leaves (X. Cornejo, pers. comm.). Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from at least 29 subpopulations widely scattered on the western slopes of the Andes,
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic aroid of wet coastal forest (0–2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some subpopulations are known to occur within the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas.

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Anthurium pallidiflorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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