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Anthurium rigidifolium

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Anthurium rigidifolium
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 or hemiepiphytic aroid endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 14 subpopulations distributed on the western and eastern slopes of the Andes. The population type was collected on Pichincha volcano in 1888. Although is not confirmed inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, various subpopulations are assumed to occur inside upper Andean protected areas. 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 14 subpopulations distributed on the western and eastern slopes of the Andes, found within the provinces of Azuay, Carchi, Cotopaxi, Loja, Napo, Pichincha, Tungurahua and Zamora-Chinchipe.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic or hemiepiphytic aroid of coastal to high Andean forest (500?–3,500 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 rigidifolium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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