Brunellia ovalifolia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Oxalidales Brunelliaceae

Scientific Name: Brunellia ovalifolia Bonpl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador where it is known from 11 subpopulations distributed in the southern Andes. Not known to occur in Ecuador’s protected areas network but could be present in the Parque Nacional Sangay and Podocarpus. It was previously listed as Vulnerable (VU B1+2c). The Near Threatened category is now merited based on better information about the extent of occurrence and the relatively large number of collections. Habitat destruction is the main threat.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Brunellia ovalifolia is endemic to Ecuador. It is known from 11 subpopulations in Azuay, Cañar, El Oro, Loja and Morona-Santiago provinces.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:High Andean forest to high altitude, dry paramo (2,000–3,700 m).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.

Citation: León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Brunellia ovalifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T35285A9918541. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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