Aegiphila monticola


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aegiphila monticola
Species Authority: Moldenke

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Santiana, J. & Pitman, N.
Reviewer(s): Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A tree endemic to Ecuador, where it is known from eight populations in upper Andean forest and wet paramo de pajonal. Mainly collected along roads but also in less disturbed areas, like the Guandera private reserve and the slopes of Volcán Corazón. Not known to occur in Ecuador's protected areas network but expected in the Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa and the Reserva Ecológica Cayambe-Coca. The principal threats are deforestation, grazing and fires. Formerly classified as Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998).
1998 Vulnerable (Oldfield et al. 1998)
1998 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: An endemic tree of Ecuador, in Cotopaxi and Bolívar.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Montane cloud forest at altitudes between 2,000 and 3,500 m .
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Santiana, J. & Pitman, N. 2004. Aegiphila monticola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 26 May 2015.
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