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Huperzia espinosana

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LYCOPODIOPSIDA LYCOPODIALES LYCOPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Huperzia espinosana
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. Known to occur in four locales in Loja province: at Loma de Oro, 10 km north of Saraguro; in the Hacienda Horta-Naque; at Laguna Negra, 10–12 km northeast of Amaluza; and in the paramos near the pass on the Loja-Zamora road. Not known to occur inside Ecuador's protected areas network, but probably occurs inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known to occur in four locales in Loja province, Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in high altitude grassland or páramo (3,000–4,000 m).
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, but probably occurs inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Huperzia espinosana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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