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Huperzia columnaris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LYCOPODIOPSIDA LYCOPODIALES LYCOPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Huperzia columnaris
Species Authority: B.Øllg.

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 terrestrial fern endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from five locales in the southern Andes. Collected in the paramo de Castillo, near Sevilla de Oro; in paramos near Toreador, between Molleturo and Quinoas; in the paramo de Soldados, on the way to Angas; and in paramos of the Parque Nacional Cajas. Most recently recorded in Loja, at Loma de Oro, 10 km north of Saraguro. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from five locales in the southern Andes in Azuay and Loja provinces, 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 (2,500–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recorded in the Parque Nacional Cajas.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Huperzia columnaris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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