Gustavia dodsonii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Lecythidales Lecythidaceae

Scientific Name: Gustavia dodsonii
Species Authority: S.A.Mori

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador. Eleven populations are known, mostly in wet coastal and foothill forest in northwestern Ecuador. Several populations are in fragmented forests near the Reserva Ecológica Mache-Chindul and the Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas; one is protected inside the Río Palenque private reserve. A disjunct population has been reported in Pastaza and the specimen is under study. Previously considered as Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998), but currently considered Endangered due to massive disturbance of coastal forest over the last 50 years. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from north-west Ecuador, this middle-storey tree has been collected about five times. Altitude of 0–1,000 m.
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Population [top]

Population: It is apparently uncommon.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Areas of lowland non-flooded forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Gustavia dodsonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T32069A9678407. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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