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Diplazium mildei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES ATHYRIACEAE

Scientific Name: Diplazium mildei
Species Authority: (Kuhn) C.Chr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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. For more than a hundred years the species was known only from the type, collected in Canelos in the nineteenth century by R. Spruce. In 1990, J. Jaramillo rediscovered the species on the banks of the Río Granadillas, inside the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras, in Napo province. In 1998, the species was found again, growing near Canelos, in Pastaza province. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the main threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from Napo and Pastaza provinces, Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in Amazonian mainland forest (250–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One of the recent collections was made in a protected area.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Diplazium mildei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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