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Philodendron hooveri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Philodendron hooveri
Species Authority: Croat & Grayum

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c 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 hemiepiphytic aroid endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from nine subpopulations. One occurs in the Bilsa private reserve, inside the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul; additional subpopulations may occur in the Río Palenque and ENDESA private reserves. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from nine subpopulations, found within the provinces of Carchi, Esmeraldas, Pastaza, Pichincha and Los Ríos.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A hemiepiphytic aroid of humid coastal, Amazonian and low Andean forest, found at an elevational range of 0–1,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul.

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Philodendron hooveri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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