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Polypodium latissimum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES POLYPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Polypodium latissimum
Species Authority: R.C.Moran & 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. Widely distributed in the southeastern provinces, where it forms large colonies inside forests with soils rich in organic matter. Not known to occur inside protected areas but may occur in the lower eastern area of the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Widely distributed in the southeastern Ecuadorian provinces of Morona-Santiago and Zamora-Chinchipe.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside protected areas but may occur in the lower eastern area of the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Polypodium latissimum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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