Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Compositae

Scientific Name: Gynoxys dielsiana
Species Authority: Domke

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
The species was assessed as Vulnerable in 1997. It remains in the Vulnerable category.

A treelet or tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from four locales in the central and southern Andes, none of them inside Ecuador’s protected areas network. The only type was apparently destroyed in the Berlin herbarium during the Second World War. Habitat destruction is the only known threat to the species
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (VU)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from four locales in the central and southern Andes, within the provinces of Azuay, Chimborazo and Cañar.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A treelet or tree of high Andean forest, found at an elevational range of 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 dielsiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T38078A10091692. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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