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Polypodium mindense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES POLYPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Polypodium mindense
Species Authority: Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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 found commonly on both the eastern and western Andean slopes. Frequent in forests, where it forms large colonies. Known to occur in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas, the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas, the Parque Nacional Sangay and the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. May also occur in the Parque Nacional Llanganates. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found commonly on both the eastern and western Andean slopes in the Ecuadorian provinces of Azuay, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Loja, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Pichincha and Tungurahua.
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Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in high Andean forest (2,500–4,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats, although habitat destruction is a problem in some areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Known to occur in the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas, the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas, the Parque Nacional Sangay and the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. May also occur in the Parque Nacional Llanganates.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Polypodium mindense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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