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Typhonium penicillatum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ARALES ARACEAE

Scientific Name: Typhonium penicillatum
Species Authority: V.D.Nguyen & Hett.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-11-03
Assessor(s): Nguyen, V.D.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Bilz, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
Justification:
This species is known only from the type locality, so it has a very small extent of occurrence and area of occupancy, there is continuing decline as the area has already been impacted by the construction of a road which may be widened further and other construction activities might happen in this area as it is very flat. The species is therefore listed as Critically Endangered under criterion B1+2.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from Ca Na, Ninh Thuan province, Viet Nam. Occurs very near to sea level between 3 to 5 m asl. Extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are 4 km².
Countries:
Native:
Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: Has a very small and restricted population.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Grows in the shade of shrubs, on well-drained sandy soil .
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is not known to be used or traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The population occurs near a major road, and any expansion in the road would impact this species. The area is also flat so vulnerable to other future construction activities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species does not occur in any protected area.

Citation: Nguyen, V.D. 2012. Typhonium penicillatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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