Philodendron riparium 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Arales Araceae

Scientific Name: Philodendron riparium
Species Authority: Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Benavides, G. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
An epiphytic aroid endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from three or four subpopulations. One was collected by L. Sodiro in Angamarca, Cotopaxi province, in 1905. Seventy years later another was collected in the Río Palenque private reserve, in Pichincha province. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorian museums. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from three or four subpopulations, within the Cotopaxi and Pichincha provinces.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic aroid of wet coastal forest and Amazonian mainland forest (200–2,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability: Suitable  
1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 18 November 2003.

Valencia, R., Pitman, N., León-Yánez, S. and Jørgensen, P.M. (eds). 2000. Libro Rojo de las Plantas Endémicas del Ecuador 2000. Publicaciones del Herbario QCA, Ponticicia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito.

Citation: Benavides, G. & Pitman, N. 2003. Philodendron riparium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43004A10768403. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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