Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Zingiberales Marantaceae

Scientific Name: Calathea utilis
Species Authority: H.A.Kenn.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Muriel, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to eastern Ecuador, where 11 populations have been recorded. Known from several collections in the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca, on the Puyo–Tena road, and near Borja, Coca, Puyo, Puyopungo, Mera and Miasi. May grow inside the Parque Nacional Sumaco-Napo-Galeras and the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. The principal threats are disorganized colonization, road construction, oil development, and small-scale mining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 250–1,900 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Muriel, P. & Pitman, N. 2004. Calathea utilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45649A11009647. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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