Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Zingiberales Zingiberaceae

Scientific Name: Renealmia aurantifera
Species Authority: Maas

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ulloa Ulloa, C. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A terrestrial herb endemic to Ecuador, where it is restricted to Andean forests in the northern provinces. Recorded inside several protected areas, like the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua, the Awá Ethnic Reserve, and the La Favorita and Río Guajalito private reserves. Considered Least Concern because many populations are known. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Altitude of 1,800–2,500 m.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Ulloa Ulloa, C. & Pitman, N. 2004. Renealmia aurantifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46288A11042181. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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