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Polypodium mixtum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES POLYPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Polypodium mixtum
Species Authority: Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
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 only from the type, collected in the nineteenth century in an unknown locale. More information is needed to assess its conservation status and potential threats; considered Data Deficient until those are clarified. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the type collection made in the nineteenth century in an unknown locale in Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat is unknown.
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.
Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Polypodium mixtum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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