Philodendron riparium 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arales Araceae

Scientific Name: Philodendron riparium
Species Authority: Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
An epiphytic aroid endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three or four subpopulations. One was collected by L. Sodiro in Angamarca, Cotopaxi province, in 1905. Seventy years later another was collected in the Río Palenque private reserve, in Pichincha province. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network. 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 three or four subpopulations, within the Cotopaxi and Pichincha provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic aroid of wet coastal forest and Amazonian mainland forest (200–2,500 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 riparium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43004A10768403. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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