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Llerasia assuensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Llerasia assuensis
Species Authority: (Kunth) Cuatrec.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
A shrub or tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from five subpopulations, one near the border with Colombia and four in the central Andes, between Chimborazo and Azuay provinces. The northern subpopulation was reported on the Tulcán-Maldonado road, near the western slopes of Volcán Chiles. The four central subpopulations were recorded in a small area between Chimborazo, Cañar, and Azuay provinces. One subpopulation has been reported inside the Parque Nacional Cajas, and additional subpopulations may occur in similar habitats throughout the Andes. Assessed as Vulnerable in 1998, but probably more appropriately classified as Near Threatened. 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 five subpopulations, one near the border with Colombia and four in the central Andes, between Chimborazo and Azuay provinces. The northern subpopulation was reported on the Tulcán-Maldonado road, near the western slopes of Volcán Chiles. The four central subpopulations were recorded in a small area between Chimborazo, Cañar, and Azuay provinces.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or tree of high Andean forest (2500–3500 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: One subpopulation has been reported inside the Parque Nacional Cajas

Citation: Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N. 2003. Llerasia assuensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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