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Polypodium quitense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA POLYPODIOPSIDA POLYPODIALES POLYPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Polypodium quitense
Species Authority: Baker

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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. Known from three collections made in the nineteenth century, two of them in Pichincha province: in forests on the banks of the Río Pilatón and in Santo Domingo. The third record is from Archidona, in Napo province. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but might be found inside the Reserva Ecológica Antisana and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from three collections made in the nineteenth century, two of them in Pichincha province and the third record in Napo province, Ecuador.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in humid coastal forest and amazonian forest (0–500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but might be found inside the Reserva Ecológica Antisana and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca.

Citation: Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Polypodium quitense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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