Meriania campii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Melastomataceae

Scientific Name: Meriania campii
Species Authority: Wurdack

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 the eastern slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, where it is known from two 1945 collections. One is from the Castillo paramo, in the watershed of the Río Negro, and another is from the confluence of the Pailas and Negro rivers. May occur in the Parque Nacional Sangay. Considered Vulnerable by the IUCN in 1998 (VU B1+2c) and "Rare" in 1997 (Oldfield et al. 1998, Walter and Gillett 1998). No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. 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: An endemic of the High Andes of Morona - Santiago Province in Ecuador.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The habitat of this species is cloud forest between 1,500 and 3,500 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Cotton, E. & Pitman, N. 2004. Meriania campii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T34330A9860159. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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