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Isoetes ecuadoriensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA ISOETOPSIDA ISOETALES ISOETACEAE

Scientific Name: Isoetes ecuadoriensis
Species Authority: Aspl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(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 lithophytic fern endemic to Ecuador. First collected in 1920 in the Lagunas de Mojanda, and now known to be well distributed near lakes in paramos throughout Ecuador. Known to occur in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas and the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Like other species of the genus, it is confined to wetland areas on the edges of Andean lakes. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded in the Ecuadorian provinces of Carchi, Chimborazo, Imbabura and Loja.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in high altitude grassland (páramo) at the edge of Andean lakes i.e., alpine wetlands (3,000–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur in the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas and the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Isoetes ecuadoriensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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