Check List 10(3): 689-691, doi: 10.15560/10.3.689
Using species distribution models as a tool to discover new populations of Phaedranassa brevifolia Meerow, 1987 (Liliopsida: Amaryllidaceae) in Northern Ecuador
expand article infoNora H. Oleas, Alan W. Meerow§, Kenneth J. Feeley|, Jennifer Gebelein, Javier Francisco-Ortega|
‡ Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica; Florida International University; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Ecuador§ USDA-ARS-SHRS, National Germplasm Repository, United States of America| Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica; Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Ecuador¶ Florida International University, United States of America
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Phaedranassa brevifolia Meerow (1987) is an endangered plant species endemic to Ecuador. Until recently, this species was only known by the type location and four other adjacent subpopulations in a restricted area of less than four km2. We combined geo-referenced occurrences of this species and bioclimatic variables to generate a prospective species distribution model. Using the resulting map as a guide for field work, we found three new populations of P. brevifolia, increasing its geographic distribution to 16 km2.
Liliopsida; Amaryllidaceae