Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arales Araceae

Scientific Name: Dracontium croatii
Species Authority: G.H. Zhu

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c; B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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)
A terrestrial aroid endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from 12 subpopulations, widely distributed on the western slopes of the Andes. One of the subpopulations occurs inside the Reserva Etnica Awá; the species may also be found in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas and the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas. In general, known subpopulations have few individuals. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from 12 subpopulations, widely distributed on the western slopes of the Andes, within the provinces of Carchi, Esmeraldas, Pichincha and Los Ríos.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial aroid of humid coastal and coastal foothill forest (500–1,000 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. Dracontium croatii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T42993A10764710. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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