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Polybotrya andina

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES DRYOPTERIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Polybotrya andina
Species Authority: C.Chr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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 scandent fern endemic to the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes. Particularly well-represented in Pichincha province, and probably in the lower parts of Cotopaxi and the western parts of Imbabura province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. Found in cloud forest on the peak of Cerro Maná, in Los Ríos province. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found on the western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes in the provinces of Pichincha and Los Rios, but may also be in Cotopaxi and Imbabura provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in coastal forest and humid submontane forest (500–1,500 m). Occurs in cloud forest in Los Rios.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Polybotrya andina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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