|Scientific Name:||Ceradenia melanopus|
|Species Authority:||(Grev. & Hook.) L.E.Bishop|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N.|
|Reviewer/s:||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S., Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority) & Jermy, C., Ranker, T. (Pteridophyte Red List Authority)|
An epiphytic fern endemic to Ecuador. Until recently it was known only in Azuay province, near Lurencucho, where W. Jameson recorded the type in the nineteenth century. The species was rediscovered a few years ago in Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces, but still apparently confined to southern Ecuador. Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Apart from habitat destruction, no other threats are known.
|Range Description:||Until recently it was known only from near Lurencucho in Azuay province, but the species has since been rediscovered in Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces, although still apparently confined to southern Ecuador.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in high Andean forest (2,000–3,500 m).|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat destruction is the main threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.|
Hooker, W.J. and Greville, R. 1833. Botanical Miscellany 3: 384, t. 111.
IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. 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:||Navarrete, H. & Pitman, N. 2003. Ceradenia melanopus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 May 2013.|
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