|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Romoleroux, K. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Andean Ecuador. Four of the 13 known subpopulations are inside Ecuador’s protected areas network: one each in the Reserva Ecológica Los Ilinizas; the Parque Nacional Cajas; the Parque Nacional Llanganates; and the Reserva de Producción Faunística Chimborazo. In the Parque Nacional Cajas a quantitative inventory recorded between 80 and 330 stems > 2.5 cm of the species in tenth-hectare samples (F. Serrano, pers. comm.). Some trees grow on roadsides, where they are exposed to pollution and deforestation. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War, but photos survive in international herbaria. The species remains in the Vulnerable category proposed in 1998 (Oldfield et al. 1998).
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