Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arales Araceae

Scientific Name: Philodendron nanegalense
Species Authority: Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered 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 hemiepiphytic aroid endemic to Ecuador. Only a single collection is known, made by L. Sodiro in 1901 in Nanegal, Pichincha province. 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 only from a single collection in Nanegal, Pichincha province.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A hemiepiphytic aroid collected from low Andean forest (1,000–1,500 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. Philodendron nanegalense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43000A10767924. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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