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Peperomia micromerioides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PIPERALES PIPERACEAE

Scientific Name: Peperomia micromerioides
Species Authority: Sodiro

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 micromerioides is endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from one collection made more than 100 years ago. No precise data exist for the locale nor the elevation of the collection, but the species' similarities with P. parasitica suggest a high-elevation Andean forest habitat above 2,500 m. Habitat destruction is the only known threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from one collection made on Cerro Atacazo (Pichincha province) more than 100 years ago. No precise data exist for the locale nor the elevation of the collection, but the species' similarities with P. parasitica suggest a high-elevation Andean forest habitat above 2,500 m. 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 found in high Andean forest (2,500–3,000 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not confirmed to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network, but could potentially grow in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas.

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Peperomia micromerioides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2014.
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