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Peperomia guttulata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PIPERALES PIPERACEAE

Scientific Name: Peperomia guttulata
Species Authority: Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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)
Justification:
Peperomia guttulata is endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three isolated subpopulations. Locally abundant and frequent on riverbanks of shady creeks. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three isolated subpopulations (Azuay, Loja, Morona-Santiago, Napo and Pastaza provinces). Locally abundant and frequent on riverbanks of shady creeks. The population in Napo province has been collected more than 20 times. Another population was recorded in 1945 in Azuay and a third in 1961 in Loja, on the Gonzamaná-Catamayo road. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic herb lower montane Amazonian forest and Andean vegetation (250–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Peperomia guttulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 July 2014.
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