Marcgraviastrum gigantophyllum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Marcgraviastrum gigantophyllum
Species Authority: (Gilg) Bedell ex S.Dressler

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A hemiepiphyte endemic to Ecuador. Known from at least two populations, both in Pichincha province: a nineteenth-century collection near Boloña by L. Sodiro and a 1974 collection by A. Gentry. Details for a third populations in Carchi province are not known. Not confirmed to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 1,350–1,600 m.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Marcgraviastrum gigantophyllum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 23 May 2015.
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