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Ceradenia melanopus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Polypodiopsida Polypodiales Polypodiaceae

Scientific Name: Ceradenia melanopus
Species Authority: (Grev. & Hook.) L.E.Bishop

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
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)
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Ecuador
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs in high Andean forest (2,000–3,500 m).
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur inside Ecuador’s protected areas network, but may occur in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Classifications [top]

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
2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.1. Annual & perennial non-timber crops -> 2.1.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.3. Livestock farming & ranching -> 2.3.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43716A10823243. . Downloaded on 25 August 2016.
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