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Gynoxys azuayensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Gynoxys azuayensis
Species Authority: Cuatrec.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii); D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Assessor/s: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer/s: Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from two subpopulations: one north of Sevilla de Oro and another 12 km off the Loja-Zamora road, in the property of D. Espinosa. Additional subpopulations may be found in the Parque Nacional Podocarpus. Assessed as Vulnerable in 1998; that classification is retained here. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species
History:
1998 Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from two subpopulations, within the provinces of Loja and Azuay, Ecuador. One subpopulation was recorded north of Sevilla de Oro and another 12 km off the Loja-Zamora road, in the property of D. Espinosa.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A tree of high Andean forest (2,500–3,500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not known to occur within any protected areas.
Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Gynoxys azuayensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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