Renealmia oligotricha 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Zingiberales Zingiberaceae

Scientific Name: Renealmia oligotricha Maas

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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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. Found in wet forest on the western slopes of Pichincha, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo provinces, and in upper Andean forests at Apuela (Imbabura). This last population is unusually high, since the genus is rarely found growing above 2400 m elevation. The type was collected in Chaupi-Sagcha, Pululahua, probably inside the Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua. In 1997, the IUCN proposed the "Rare" category (Walter and Gillett 1998). Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.

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Range Description:Altitude of 100–3,000 m.
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Citation: Ulloa Ulloa, C. & Pitman, N. 2004. Renealmia oligotricha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46290A11042473. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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