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Spruceanthus theobromae (Spruceanthus theobromae)


Spruceanthus theobromae is a species of liverwort in the Lejeuneaceae family. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitat is plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss. Spruceanthus theobromae has recently been found in 16 different locations (all of them cacao plantations) at the foot of the Andes in Ecuador. According to Prof. Dr. S. Robbert Gradstein of Albrecht von Haller Institute of Plant Sciences, S. theobromae, "is no longer considered endangered".

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Jungermanniopsida

          • Order: Porellales

            • Family: Lejeuneaceae

              • Genus: Spruceanthus