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Blechnum rimbachii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES BLECHNACEAE

Scientific Name: Blechnum rimbachii
Species Authority: (Sodiro) C.Chr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S., Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority) & Jermy, C., Ranker, T. (Pteridophyte Red List Authority)
Justification:
A terrestrial fern endemic to Ecuador, where it is known only from the 100 year-old type collection. The type locale is vaguely described in the description, but it appears to be above 2,000 m above sea level in Azuay province. The areas visited by the collector are currently severely altered by the advance of agriculture. 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 the type collection made in Azuay province, Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Presumably high Andean forest (>2,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction for agricultural expansion is the main threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur in any protected area.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Blechnum rimbachii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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