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Inga balsapambensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Inga balsapambensis
Species Authority: T.D. Penn.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Neill, D. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
A tree endemic to the cloud forest of the western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, which are being rapidly deforested. Most of the four known populations of I. Balsapambensis are from forest remnants or from isolated trees left standing in pastures. Occurs along the old Quito-Santo Domingo, below Chiriboga. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.
History:
1998 Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to the western slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes.
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This small tree occurs on steep slopes in remnant forest fragments and disturbed areas between 1,550 and 1,770 m. This region was formerly covered in cloud forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Neill, D. & Pitman, N. 2004. Inga balsapambensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2014.
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