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Elaphoglossum sprucei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES LOMARIOPSIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Elaphoglossum sprucei
Species Authority: (Baker) Diels

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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 type, collected by R. Spruce more than 140 years ago at the base of Chimborazo. The collection locale is in the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo. At present the area is heavily disturbed by grazing. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the type collection made more than 140 years ago at the base of Chimborazo, Bolívar province, Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in high Andean forest and high altitude grassland or páramo (3500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The area is heavily disturbed by livestock grazing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The collection locale is in the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo.
Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Elaphoglossum sprucei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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