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Grammitis basalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES POLYPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Grammitis basalis
Species Authority: (Maxon ex C.V.Morton) Lellinger

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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:
An epiphytic fern endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from a single collection made in 1935 near Puyo, Pastaza province. Although this area has been colonized and much of it deforested over the last 50 years, the species probably still grows near Puyo and Mera. Not confirmed to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the main threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the type collection made near Puyo, Pastaza province, Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in low Andean forest (500–1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The type locality area has been colonized and much of it deforested over the last 50 years.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not confirmed to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Grammitis basalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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