Pourouma petiolulata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Urticales Cecropiaceae

Scientific Name: Pourouma petiolulata C.C.Berg

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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Assessor(s): Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador's Amazonian lowlands where it has been collected in at least eight subpopulations in both upland and flooded forests. Recorded in the Jatun Sacha private reserve and near Coca, where subpopulations may be seriously threatened by deforestation. There are healthy subpopulations in the Parque Nacional Yasuní and in forests of Pastaza (collected near Curaray and Villano). Its wide distribution suggests that P. petiolulata may occur in the Reserva Faunística Cuyabeno, in the Reserva Ecológica Limoncocha, and even in Peru. The principal threat is habitat destruction due to road-building and colonization. Although the species is a pioneer, it is not common on roadsides like many other species in the genus. Mentioned as Cecropia sp. 1 by Balslev et al. (1987). The indigenous Huaorani name is "gongoyowe".

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Pourouma petiolulata is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from at least eight subpopulations in Napo, El Oro, Pastaza and Sucumbios provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Amazonian mainland forest and periodically flooded forest (250–500 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The principal threat is habitat destruction due to road-building and colonization.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur within protected areas.

Citation: Romero-Saltos, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Pourouma petiolulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43583A10807797. . Downloaded on 22 April 2018.
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