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Grammitis recondita

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES POLYPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Grammitis recondita
Species Authority: C.V.Morton

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 subpopulation found by W. Jameson in Archidona, Napo province, in the nineteenth century. The species' taxonomic situation is uncertain, as it may belong to the genus Lellingeria. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Considered Data Deficient until its taxonomy is resolved. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the type collection made at Archidona, Napo province, Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in submontane Amazonian forest (500–1,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

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

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