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Calathea utilis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ZINGERBERALES 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
Assessor(s): Muriel, P. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Muriel, P. & Pitman, N. 2004. Calathea utilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 September 2014.
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