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Scalesia cordata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Scalesia cordata
Species Authority: A. Stewart

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-09-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tye, A. & Loving, J.
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species formerly made up extensive woodland on the slopes of two volcanoes, Sierra Negra and Cerra Azul on Isabela Island.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small tree.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A continuing decline in the extent of the woodland is evident. Damage is being caused by introduced herbivores, invasive weeds are causing habitat degradation and areas are being cleared by local inhabitants. There is also the constant threat of volcanic eruption.

Citation: Tye, A. & Loving, J. 1998. Scalesia cordata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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