Axinaea sclerophylla 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Melastomataceae

Scientific Name: Axinaea sclerophylla
Species Authority: Triana

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cotton, E. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador's southern Andes, where it is known from 12 populations. Nearly all are from Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces, with the exception of one from Sevilla de Oro in Azuay province, and one from Morona-Santiago, on the Sígsig–Gualaquiza road. Three populations are reported inside the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Considered Vulnerable by the IUCN in 1999 (VU B1+2c) (Oldfield et al. 1998) and "Rare" in 1997 (Walter and Gillett 1998). Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Rare (R)
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to the High Andes of Ecuador. Altitude of 2,000–3,000 m.
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Population [top]

Population: A rare species of tree or shrub.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in the montane forest zone.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Cotton, E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Axinaea sclerophylla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T34325A9859448. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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